Charity Walk Organized by Helen Keller Services for the Blind 

Islandia, NY (October 14, 2021) – On this World Sight Day 2021, approximately two dozen Long Islanders that are blind and have vision loss raised $1,500 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by participating in a five-mile charity walk around the Helen Keller Services (HKS) building here today.

HKS, a Long Island-based non-profit offering programs and services for the DeafBlind Community, chose World Sight Day, an international day of awareness which focuses attention on the global issue of eye health, to raise awareness for both the blind community and breast cancer detection and prevention.

Participating walkers, all of whom are legally blind, wore tye-dyed shirts they made themselves and utilized their walking canes, seeing eye dogs and other techniques to navigate an approximately five mile, four-loop trip around the office building where the HKS Health & Wellness Program holds its regular courses, including Dance Movement Therapy, Art therapy, Yoga, Fitness, Nutrition and Aromatherapy. Some walkers were accompanied by friends or family members in the event.

Funds raised during the walk will go to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer Movement.

About Helen Keller Services:

Helen Keller Services’ mission enables individuals who are blind, have low vision, are DeafBlind or have combined hearing and vision loss to live, work and thrive in their community of choice. HKS offers services and programs through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults and Helen Keller Services for the Blind. For more information, please visit

Jasmin Kaur

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