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Archive | Centennial: 100 Years in 2014!

Vision Loss Resources Invites you to Family Fun Day!

In lieu of presenting speeches, Vision Loss Resources is throwing a Family Fun Day to celebrate its 100-year anniversary on Saturday, June 21st from 10am to 1pm at the Wabun Picnic Area in Minnehaha Park. “We’ve been providing services, skills, and support for people with vision loss for 100 years and that is an awesome […]

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Part Two: Marla Runyan at 100th Anniversary Kick-off Luncheon

Marla Runyan was the special guest for our 100th Anniversary Kick-off Luncheon. In part one, Marla shared her experience winning the 2006 Twin Cities Marathon. Below is part two of her talk in which she discusses what she thinks are the “top 3 things that are most important to live independently and have a quality […]

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Part One: Marla Runyan at 100th Anniversary Kick-off Luncheon

Marla Runyan was the special guest for our 100th Anniversary Kick-off Luncheon. She was truly inspiring and we are very excited to be able to share this with everyone. Below is the first part of her talk which centers around her experience in the 2006 Twin Cities Marathon. About Marla Runyan: Marla has been legally […]

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Interview with Marla Runyan: First Blind Olympic Athlete and Teacher at Perkins School for the Blind

Being legally blind since childhood never slowed Marla Runyan’s pace. The first legally-blind Olympic athlete and an international and Paralympic champion, she now teaches at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. On Friday, February 21, 2014, Marla was the special guest and speaker at Vision Loss Resources’ 100 Year Anniversary Luncheon. Marla talked to […]

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Tune in to See the Vision Loss Resources TV Spot on Public Television

Vision Loss Resources has crafted an informative and inspiring 15 second television spot to increase awareness of our organization’s purpose and goals which will run on two public television channels this month. These spots emphasize we are celebrating 100 years of providing services, skills and support to people with vision loss in the Twin Cities […]

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Agenda for Centennial Book writing workshop July 17 at VLRW

Introduction: Pamela Project Overview Thinking like a writer, reading like a writer Introducing ourselves as writers The importance of revision Submission process   The elements of Story: Patricia We will hear a short piece and discuss what makes it strong What sticks with you? What intrigues you?   The Craft of Writing: Wendy Elements of […]

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Share a story about your vision loss journey

Vision Loss Resources invites you, our clients, to tell your stories in our centennial celebration book. The authors are you, the visually impaired folks we serve, and your friends, the people who work with you, and your families. The book will be an anthology of stories about vision loss. Some people have submitted two or […]

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