Date: June 16, 2016
Location: Johnston Green Days
Trey: 2016 Ambassador for Light the Night for Sight
What: 19th Annual Light the Night for Sight, a walk event celebrating the gift of sight.
Why: Light the Night for Sight is an evening walk celebrating the gift of sight and emphasizing safe summer celebrations. The walk is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of consumer fireworks, educate the public on the importance eye safety and provide information on how to preserve sight. Proceeds will benefit the sight saving programs of Prevent Blindness Iowa such as free vision screening for children, free eye exams and eye glasses for low-income children and adults, and vision screening training for school nurses and public health departments.
Where: Johnston Public Library, 6700 Merle Hay Road. The walk is held in conjunction with Johnston Green Days. For a listing of Johnston Green Day activities go to www.johnstongreendays.org.
When: June 16, 2016. Check-in starts at 6:30 p.m. The walk begins at 7:30 p.m., in the early evening in order to illustrate the darkness that can result when an accident or disease steals sight.
Fee: No entry fee. Collect donations from family, friends and co-workers. $100 in pledges will earn a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt! Incentive prizes are also available.