Blind Industries and Services of Maryland participates in Walk Maryland Day

WICOMICO CO., Md. – Wednesday was Walk Maryland Day, a day created to encourage people to get out and get their steps in.

On Wednesday, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland in Wicomico County took part in the state-wide effort while at the same time raising awareness for breast cancer.

Dozens of workers, many of them blind or deaf, took to the facility’s walking path today in bright pink t-shirts raising money for a nonprofit called Women Supporting Women.

They raised money by selling bracelets within their organization for two dollars each.

Overall, we’re told the goal of the walk is to encourage the workers to get out there and get walking so they can stay healthy.

Amy Crouse, a Rehab Teacher said, “The hope is to encourage good health to encourage healthy lifestyles for us to get excited about something that is important to everyone and to provide a good safe place to do that where people feel comfortable and confident to walk.”

We’re told today’s event will also help those who have recently gone blind to learn cane travel.

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