22nd Annual White Cane Walk

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 in NEWS

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Vocational Rehabilitation Division (DVR) is holding its 22nd Annual White Cane Safety Awareness Day Walk. The sighted public is encouraged to participate. Due to Tropical Storm Ana in October, the annual event was rescheduled.

Oahu White Cane Walk  – Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

State Capitol Rotunda @ 10:00 am
Contact: Gavan Abe, 586-5271

The white cane is an important tool that empowers blind and visually impaired individuals with independence, freedom and confidence. More than 2,700 blind and visually impaired people are currently on the state blind registry.

The White Cane Walk was first proclaimed on October 15, 1964 by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Hawaii event is organized by the DVR Ho’opono Services for the Blind, which offers community members comprehensive and specialized services free of charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability.

The Ho’opono Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is located at 1901 Bachelot Street in Honolulu. Call (808) 586-5269 to tour the facility. For more information about the DHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation visit www.humanservices.hawaii.gov/vr


Media Contact:
Kayla Rosenfeld, Public Information Officer
586-4892; [email protected]