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Volume 7, Issue 64  |  August 12, 2022

Blind Children’s Learning Center to hold first virtual 5K walk

Lace up your walking shoes and spring into action by taking part in Blind Children’s Learning Center’s (BCLC) 16th Annual Destination Independence 5K. For the past 15 years, BCLC – a nonprofit organization that prepares children with visual impairments for a life of independence – has counted on its Destination Independence 5K Walk as a source of donations to fuel services that children with visual impairment and their families rely on to succeed. With BCLC families more vulnerable than ever due to COVID-19, this year’s Destination Independence 5K will be held virtually on Saturday, June 13, and broadcast live from Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina.

While keeping health and wellness at the forefront, it is BCLC’s utmost priority to continue to provide visually impaired children and their families with the resources necessary to live a life of independence. Join together and be a part of something special while building a strong sense of community, showing BCLC children and families that they are not alone.

Blind Children's Learning CenterMargaret Cruz and son

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Margaret Cruz and her son at a previous Destination Independence 5K Walk

Here’s how you can get involved with BCLC’s Destination Independence 5K Virtual Walk:

–Start a team: Take just a few minutes to sign up for the event and encourage your loved ones to join in on the fun. Register online at

–Share your story: Spread the word in order to help BCLC reach its fundraising goal. Be sure to follow BCLC on Instagram (@BlindChildrenLC) and use the hashtag #DIWALK2020 on all of your social media posts.

–Celebrate BCLC: Join BCLC for its Facebook Live broadcast on June 13 to celebrate your hard work. As part of this special livestream, you’ll meet some of the incredible children BCLC has helped and hear inspirational messages from BCLC’s president, board members and alumni families.

For additional information, visit the Blind Children’s Learning Center’s FAQ page here and the organization’s website at

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