Lighthouse of Broward Hires Two New Managers

The Lighthouse of Broward Executive Director Dr. Elly du Pré announced the addition to her staff of two new veterans in the field of training for people who are blind or visual impairment.

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Leiser Foundation Awards Lighthouse of Broward Matching Grant to Celebrate 35th Anniversary

The Josephine S. Leiser Foundation has agreed to match every dollar donated to the Lighthouse of Broward through October 2010, up to $35,000, to mark the agency’s 35th anniversary.

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UnitedHealthcare Employees Experience Life Without Sight

Volunteer Broward, an agency that connects volunteers with needy organizations, on April 7 matched several dozen UnitedHealthcare employees attending a South Florida convention with clients of the Lighthouse of Broward to create a better understanding of how people with visual impairment have rich, independent lives. With the support of more than 30 clients who have completed independent living training at the Lighthouse, the UnitedHealthcare employees were blindfolded and led to participate in three sensory activities:

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Warm Hearts Braved the Cold to Support the Second Annual Lighthouse "Eye Opener" 5K Run/Walk

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) -- Record cold temperatures couldn’t keep committed runners and dedicated volunteers from turning out to support the second annual Lighthouse of Broward Eye Opener 5K Run/Walk to benefit blind and visually impaired children and adults in our community.

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DUO Magazine Brings Together WSVN's Room for Improvement, City Furniture, and Lowe's for Makeover of Lighthouse of Broward Lobby

The Lighthouse of Broward, the only nonprofit agency in Broward County that teaches skills to blind and severely visually impaired babies, children, teens and adults so they can live more independent lives, was recently selected for a makeover of its lobby by DUO Magazine and the Room for Improvement segment that airs on 7 News.

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Lighthouse of Broward brought Holiday Cheer to Blind and Visually Impaired Children

Blind and visually impaired children, ages birth to 14 years old, enjoyed the holidays at the Lighthouse of Broward with parties highlighted by a visit from Santa bearing gifts for all.

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Lighthouse of Broward Announces Dates for 2010 Eye Opener 5K Run/Walk

The Second Annual Lighthouse Eye Opener 5K Run/Walk will be held on January 10, 2010 at Markham Park, 16001 W State Road 84 in Sunrise. Registration begins at 6:15 a.m. with both the run and walk starting at 7:30 a.m.

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BankAtlantic Offers Banking Lessons to Lighthouse of Broward Campers

Blind and Visually Impaired Children Learn Tips to Identify Money and Use Banking Tools at Sunrise Store

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A Mitzvah for the Lighthouse of Broward: 13 Year Old Raises $750

Shane Saifman selected the Lighthouse of Broward for his Bar Mitzvah project and was able to raise $750 to support the organization.

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Graciela Castañeda Spreads Her Positive Energy for the Visually Impaired

Graciela Castañeda, 61, had an active life in Venezuela when her doctor told her she had retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a rare, inherited eye disease that eventually leads to blindness. “I thought he was crazy when he told me I would go blind,” recalls the native Colombian. “I just thought I needed better glasses.”

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