May is Blind Awareness Month at
Blindness Support Services

Blind Awareness Logo

Blind Awareness Month (BAM), was started to highlight all that a Blind/Visually Impaired person is capable of accomplishing. The tools and skills developed to train those persons who come through the doors of Blindness Support Services are demonstrated to the public. Public knowledge helps the average person understand how this amazing population can thrive in our complex society. Take the time to come, learn and enjoy life from a different perspective.

We will be hosting a bunch of activities for this month to increase your awareness of what it is like to be Blind.




BAM Activities

The BID Group, and BID Group Partners, proclaim May 19 to be Blind Diabetes Independence Day!

the Prodigy audio talking blood glucomter

Bob Bourdette, Director of Sales with BID Group sponsor Advanced Diabetes Supply, will be at
Blindness Support Services, Inc. 3696 Beatty Drive Riverside, CA 92506 on Friday, May 19 at 10:00am for a Prodigy Voice Blood Glucose Meter Workshop. Blind diabetics within traveling distance of Riverside, CA can attend in person. Blind diabetics, blindness social workers, CDEs, and those who cannot be there in person may join the meeting via conference call by dialing 641-715-0861 and entering the pin number 886466#. We will be hosting blind diabetics from across the country who want to learn how to use the Prodigy Voice Meter, get started with using the living with diabetes and blindness training materials, and make new friends. For more information about this event
contact Feliciano Godoy at (951) 341-0296.

BID Group sponsor, Advanced Diabetes Supply, provides the only NFB + AFB Award Winning Blind-Friendly Prodigy Voice meter to people on Medicare, private health plans, and cash pay. They sell Prodigy test strips for just $6.87 per box for people with no insurance. If you want more information about the BID Group,
call Jerry Munden at (980) 253-0949 or to order a Prodigy Voice meter and supplies call Bob Bourdette at (760) 579-7230.

Download the BID Group Workshop Flyer

For More Information on BID Group Workshop

a french toast breakfast

Breakfast in the Dark

$7.00 Breakfast will include French Toast, Bacon or Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit. Coffee, Juice, and water. Buy tickets with our Receptionist.

50/50 Opportunity Drawing:

Tickets are also being offered for our 50/50 drawing to be held at the Breakfast in the Dark. Winner takes home one Half of the Amount collected. 1 Ticket for $1.00, 6 Tickets for $5.00 and 13 tickets for $10.00. For more information please call (951) 341-6333.

Download the BAM Flyer


If you would like to be involved or for more information about Blind Awareness Month Activities, you can contact us at: (951) 341-9244.