Past Events

Read about recent events with Blind Babies Foundation, look at photos, and more.

Join us for a WALK unlike any other!

Saturday, November 7th
9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Blain Park ∙ 3101 S. Court St. ∙ Visalia, CA 93277

Visit our event website to register, make a donation, or find more information about Blind Babies Foundation’s Walk in Their Shoes.
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This event is so much fun that we have two Beeper Egg Hunts annually! You can join the fun in the Central Valley and in the Bay Area.

Children who are blind or visually impaired have the opportunity to take part in a traditional egg hunt adapted especially for them, where specially-designed beeping eggs filled with candy are hidden throughout the park. The day is filled with crafts, music, food and fun for everyone!

The 2015 Beeper Egg Hunts were held on Saturday, March 21 at Rowley Ranch in Visalia and Saturday, March 28 at Oak Hill Park in Danville. The two afternoons were a treat for everyone who attended! Thank you to all of our families, volunteers, and sponsors who made the day EGGstra special!

Take a look at the slideshow from this year’s Beeper Egg Hunts below! For descriptive text, please contact Justina at

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The 19th Annual Lowenfeld-Akeson Early Years Symposium is approaching!


Dates: Friday, Feb. 6 & Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015


Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm each day


Topic: Dealing with Dual Diagnosis: Autism and Visual Impairment


Co-Presenters: Linda Lawrence, MD & Terese Pawletko, PhD


Location: California School for the Blind; 500 Walnut Ave., Fremont, CA 94536


Registration: Early registration deadline is Jan. 26, 2015. For regestration questions and family scholarship requests, please contact Michael McFarland by phone at (510) 446 2229 ext. 10 or by e-mail at


A great time was had by all at the Bay Area Beeper Egg Hunt on April 12th! Thank you to all who helped make this event so wonderful:
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On November 2nd, Superfest: International Disability Film Festival will rock San Francisco once again with a full day of short films that

will make you laugh, cry, and think about disability in a whole new way. Get more info at and buy your tickets now. For updates about the event, join the Facebook event page:

Bay Area community member Saryta Rodriguez’s nephew Xavien was disagnosed with retinoblastoma when he was six months old. He was treated by Dr. David Abramson in New York, who was able to save one of Xavien’s eyes and replaced the other with a glass replica. Now, Saryta is organizing a Walk for Retinoblastoma that will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Oakland. The first planning meeting/info session for this event will be taking place at Nature Vegetarian Restaurant in Oakland on Thurs, October 2nd at 7pm. If anyone is interested in attending this meeting, please RSVP to Saryta by e-mail at or through the Meetup group that she has set up:

For more information, check out the flier below:

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BBF alum kiddo Ross Illingworth was recently featured in nationwide magazine “Seedstock Edge!” Check out this article to read all about his exciting accomplishments showing pigs as a legally blind 11-year-old.

Ross Illingworth

The Guggenheim’s, a BBF alum family, are presenting their original musical comedy “America Sings!” at Santa Clara University on Weds & Thurs, July 30 & 31. Purchase your tickets for this fabulous performance by The Retro Dome by clicking here!

America Sings!

Former BBF kiddo Caitlin Hernandez has taken to the stage once again! Read this article to find out all about Caitlin’s involvement with Circle of Life Theater Company and their production of Wait Until Dark, a depiction of a young blind artist defending herself against a home invasion. Congratulations Caitlin!


Congratulations to BBF Board Member Sharon Sacks, recent recipient of the Mary K. Bauman Award! This award was established in 1982 in order to honor an individual who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the education of children and youth who

are blind or visually impaired. Congratulations once again Sharon on this much deserved honor!