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San Francisco Holiday Party

by NFBCal

National Federation of the Blind of California, San Francisco Chapter
Annual Holiday Party Fundraiser

Eric Holm, President of the San Francisco Chapter said, “This party also builds awareness of people who are blind. We are changing the perception of what it means to be blind in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

Guests will enjoy award-winning wines from Sonoma Valley, exquisite beer from the Broken Drum Brewery in Marin County, delicious food from many of the Pier 39 Restaurants, an exciting Live Auction, goodie bags filled with Pier 39 merchandise and a whole lot of fun! Jamie Clark, singer and song writer, will provide the entertainment and sing songs from his last two albums.

Public speaker and New York Times Best Selling author, Michael Hingson, will speak and do a signing of his book, Thunder Dog, The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero.

When:    December 17th
Where:   The Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 – Aquariums Farallon room
               San Francisco, CA
Time:     12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ticket Price: $40 – Pre Register & $50 – At the Door
Pre Register: Online

A portion of the proceeds from the event will fund local programming and the special Fund-A-Need will send teens to Chemistry Camp, a program that gives blind people the opportunity to tackle the very visual subject of organic chemistry.

“The real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of information which exist. If a blind person has proper training and opportunity, blindness is merely a physical nuisance,” Holm said.

If you prefer to mail your check of $40 made out to The National Federation of the Blind of California San Francisco Chapter (NFBC SF), P.O. Box 150592 San Rafael, CA 94915

The National Federation of the Blind is recognized as the largest collective action, national organization of consumer blind persons in the US, with well over 50,000 members. Since 1940, we have diligently worked and provided programs for the increasing number of people who lose their vision each year. In order to assist them to become fully pro-active, and productive tax-paying, citizens, just as our sighted colleagues are, we hold an annual Holiday Fundraiser to raise needed capital to reach our goals.

For more information please contact: Grant Raeside by phone at (707) 548-0452 or send him an email.

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