White Cane Days

To make the American people more fully aware of the meaning of the White Cane and the need for mortorists to exercise special care for the blind person who carries it, on October 6, 1964, the U.S. Congress approved a resolution authorizing the President of the United States to annually issue a proclamation designating October 15th as "National White Cane Safety Day".

The National Federation of the Blind has established the third week in May as "White Cane Week".  

In the United States, the President's annual White Cane Safety Proclamation may be found on the White House website.

The Chippewa Area Lions holds an annual White Cane Weekend in October to educate the public about the causes, prevention, and possible cures for blindness.  Contributions are collected to assist the local Blind Association and to help fund programs and research.


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