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Austin’s White Cane Day Celebration
You are invited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Austin’s White Cane Day on October 12, 2022! The event will be held at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 1100 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78756.
20th Anniversary Live Event Program
7:00 – 7:15 am
2022 Austin White Cane Day fun walk/run begins inside Republic Square Park behind all the southbound bus stops along Guadalupe at 422 Guadalupe Street.
Come join the 2022 Austin White Cane Day fun walk/run!! This will be an unorganized fun walk or run option for those who would like to show their White Cane Day spirit and exercise at the same time! We will meet inside Republic Square Park behind all the southbound bus stops along Guadalupe at 422 Guadalupe Street between 7:00AM and 7:15AM, Wednesday, October 12th, 2022. Make sure you wear your White Cane Day shirt to market the event and so we can be on the lookout for you! This is an unorganized event. Bring hydration and a running guide if you need. We will walk less than a quarter mile to a small bridge at 4th and Rio Grande to get on the hike and bike trails that lead to Pease Park just north of 12th and Lamar. Then continue north along North Lamar to HEB Central Market at 4001 North Lamar Boulevard. We will have a walking group if we have walkers and a running group. The run is for fun, and we will keep it around an 11/12 minute per mile pace or whatever is needed so long as we are still running. If you decide you cannot run the whole way just walk slowly and the waking group will catch up to you. If you want to run fast or just go at your own pace and woggle that’s totally fine as this is not an organized event! Once at Central Market we will participate in the White Cane Day March that begins at 9:00 AM to the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). The total walk/run to Central Market is just over 3.5-miles. If we need to cancel due to weather, it will be because the in-person event at TSBVI needed to be cancelled as well. Please check back on this page to look for any cancellation and updates!
8:00 – 8:15 am
Travis Association for the Blind’s march begins at City Hall to the State Capital.
8:45 – 9:00 am
Texas Workforce Commission and Texas School for Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) will meet at one of the following locations to walk to the TSBVI campus at 1100 W. 45th Street, Austin 78756:
- Walgreens, 4501 Guadalupe St.
- Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.
- The Pit Barbecue, 4707 Burnet Road
- Triangle Station, 47th @ W. Guadalupe
Program Line Up:
9:45 am – TSBVI Choir
10:00 am | Master of Ceremonies: Valerie Alvarez
National Anthem to be sung by Curtis Perry
TWC Chairman and Commissioner of the Public: Bryan Daniel
TWC Commissioner of Employers: Aaron Demerson
TWC Executive Director: Ed Serna
Executive Director of the Governor’s Committee on Disabilities: Ron Lucey
TSBVI Superintendent: Emily Coleman
HHSC Executive Commissioner: Cecile Erwin Young
Travis Association for the Blind: Jim Meehan, CEO
Instrumental Performance by Tristian Gallegos
Let the fun and festivities begin!!!
Event Festivities Ends at 2:00 pm
For Out-of-Towners and Easy-Chair-Loungers
If you are unable to attend or live outside of Austin, you can still be a part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration by watching the webcast portion of the October 12th event. Click on the below link at 10 a.m. October 12, 2022 to see the program live.
Come and help us celebrate the independence and empowerment that is White Cane Safety Day. Want to keep up with the latest event news? Get social with us! Follow us @whitecaneday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest up-to-date news and event highlights.
What is White Cane Day?
The President of the United States annually recognizes White Cane Day by the Blind Americans Equality Day Proclamation on October 15th to acknowledge the abilities of people who are blind and to promote equal opportunities as any other American.
Mission of White Cane Day Austin
The mission of White Cane Day is to educate the world about blindness and how the blind and visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honor the many contributions being made by the blind and visually impaired.
Each year the Austin community comes together for an event to celebrate this exciting day. And now that we will be doing a live and virtual event simultaneously, it promises to be bigger and better than ever, so tell your friends and come have some fun!