May is National Blindness Awareness Month- it’s also Nevada Blind Children Awareness Month.
Those of you who know me or who have read My Story, know about our efforts to build a school in Nevada for blind children. My son, Connor, was born blind and we quickly found out that Nevada is one of only two states in the U.S. with no school for the blind or services for children with visual impairments or their families.
In 2005, my husband and I founded Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation. And this past weekend, we just celebrated our biggest annual fundraiser, Ladybug Ball 2011 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas- a big leap from our first fundraiser which was held in my living room.
Looking out at the crowd of over 300 people I feel overwhelmed with gratitude that so many people care and support a cause that is so personal to me. It also amazes me to see where we are now- here at the Bellagio with 300 of my closest friends- from where we were just six years ago.
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For a great article about the event, visit our friends at examiner.com.
In recognition of our Nevada Blind Children Awareness Month, The Organized Cook is donating 20% of all new subscriptions that sign up in the month of May- use “LADYBUG” promotion code so that funds are automatically generated to the foundation. Sign up now.