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Cheer with us! 


 Ivy Street School Extravaganza


Blindfold Challenge at the B.A.A. 5K


Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Second Annual Ivy Street School Extravaganza!


Ivy Street School student sings  


MarathonTeamJoin us for the second annual Ivy Street School Extravaganza Tuesday April 30, an evening of music, dancing, skits and songs to support the school. The event is open to all - RSVP today!


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DonateMABVI Volunteer Appreciation and Marathon Brunch
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch 
The annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch is this Sunday, April 14 at 12 p.m. the Westin Copley Place hotel. The brunch celebrates our Marathon team and our many community volunteers who dedicate their time to help their blind and visually impaired neighbors.
This year's Jane Falk Award, which honors a volunteer for his/her service, will go to Barry O'Neill, who has been a MABVI volunteer for six years. Join us to celebrate all those who give back.
RSVP for the event online.

Cheer with us this Marathon Monday! 


TopMonday, April 15 marks the 20th anniversary of the Team With a Vision members running the 2012 Boston MarathonTeam With a Vision running the Boston Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the blind and visually impaired. Come join us on the sidelines of the Marathon course as we cheer our 24 sighted and visually impaired runners and their guides as they take on Boston!


We are thrilled to be part of the John Hancock Marathon Charity Program this year. If you would like to support Team With a Vision's fundraising efforts for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, please Donate today!



This year's Team With a Vision includes incredible individuals from all over the country. Their stories include that of Tracy Wasden, a mother of four who organized the Gold Rush Half Marathon/10K/5K to help fundraise for the cause - read about her in the article "Running with a blindfold opened her eyes" in the Idaho Statesman - and Jennifer Herring, a blind athlete who will run her 18th marathon next Monday. Read Jennifer's story in The Times of Trenton article published this week. And Peter Sagal of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me will run for the team as a sighted guide!


Help us cheer on these awesome runners Monday!


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 Blindfold Challenge at the B.A.A. 5K

AnnualReportThe Boston Athletic Association will support the Blindfold Challenge at the B.A.A. 5K this Sunday, April 14, on the historic Boston Marathon course. Participants will run the 5k blindfolded to raise funds and awareness for MAB and partners Carroll Center for the Blind, National Braille Press, and Perkins.


Running blindfolded to support the blind and visually Impaired


Read about Diana Li, telling why she's taking on the Blindfold Challenge!   


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