October 7, 2019

THE IRIS NETWORK – White Cane Walk for Independence

Saturday, October 12th – 9:00am-noon 

  • It’s time to register for this year’s White Cane Walk for Independence! 
  • All staff are given the Columbus Day holiday that week and in return, they are required to attend unless they are part-time and no schedule to work on a Saturday, but if you can’t full-time staff can request time off (personal/vacation) or flex time within the pay period. 
  • If you pay the individual fee ($25) or family fee ($40) you receive a t-shirt, or get one for free if you volunteer and donuts/coffee and lunch will be available. 
  • If you want to support/donate for a specific team, then simply write their name in the “message” section when you donate. 
  • If possible, we’d love to have staff, board, friends, and family register or donate prior to the end of our fiscal year (September 30). 

The White Cane Walk for Independence is an event organized to promote a better understanding of Maine’s White Cane Law and to increase public awareness of safe independent travel for people who use white canes or guide dogs. This annual event helps raise awareness for The Iris Network as well as bring in needed funds for our programs and services for Mainers who are visually impaired or blind. An important aspect of the Walk is to promote a better understanding of the White Cane Law, which represents safety, freedom, and independence for people who are blind or visually impaired. The White Cane Law, enacted on September 18, 1999, requires motorist to yield the right-of-way to persons using a white cane or guide dog.

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