Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) Is Movers and Makers Award Winner for 2018 Favorite Fundraising Party: Healthcare/Medical Research

CINCINNATI (March 27, 2019) – From Feb. 1-March 15, Movers & Makers readers and nonprofit supporters cast votes for events across 18 categories – arts & culture and philanthropy. One thing is clear: Supporters really rallied to back their favorites, voting early and voting often.
CABVI received the Award for Favorite Fundraising Party, in the Healthcare category, for Dining in the Dark. At this second annual event – the circus-themed “The Greatest Show on Earth” – 350-plus guests wore blindfolds while dining to illustrate the challenges of vision loss. Bengals’ alum Dave Lapham was honorary chairperson and Q102’s Jon Jon Curl and Natalie Jones were emcees. Rosemary H. Bloom received the Barney H. Kroger Humanitarian Award.
CABVI’s 2019 Dining in the Dark event will be held on Nov. 9, 2019 from 6-10pm at Jack Casino Event Center. The theme will be Back to the Roaring 20’s! Please visit www.cincyblind.org for more information, or contact Aaron Bley, VP of Community Relations/CDO at 513-487-4233 for information about sponsorship opportunities.
Dining in the Dark attendees wearing blindfolds while eating
Photo: Guests (Kelsea Kinnett, Hanah Firestone and Jessie McMillan) enjoyed CABVI’s Dining in the Dark, main course while wearing a blindfold to experience some of the difficulties of dealing with severe vision loss.
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