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Helping Out for Oct. 7, 2020

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submit your news using our online form.

This month, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina is promoting awareness for the more than 15,000 adults who are blind or visually impaired living in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties through an awareness month campaign.

In honor of World Sight Day on Thursday, the organization’s 84th birthday on Oct. 14 and White Cane Day on Oct. 15, the campaign will teach about common visual impairments and progressive conditions, as well as adaptive skills that clients use to navigate their daily lives safely and independently. The campaign will also include client spotlights to recognize their journeys in living with vision loss.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and Roper St. Francis Healthcare have partnered to host Pink Promenade, a catwalk and cocktails fundraiser. All proceeds will go toward the Roper St. Francis Foundation Breast Cancer Program.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17, the event will include champagne cocktails and small bites, a fashion show spotlighting cancer survivors, a live DJ and performances, raffles and discounts to various stores.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased in advance. Attendance is limited. Social distancing and masks are required.

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