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Veteran to be awarded a guide dog via Dallas charity event fundraising

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On Wednesday, September 3 the not-for-profit company VSP Vision Care is coming to Dallas to raise money and awareness in order to provide a veteran with a guide dog. Currently, 1.5 million U.S. veterans’ daily lives are affected by vision impairments, most of which are a result of active duty. VSP Vision Care is the nation’s leading vision care company and they are partnering with America’s VetDogs, for their recently launched Vision to Share campaign. VSP will donate $50,000 to raise, train and match a guide dog with a visually impaired veteran.

The Dallas event will have a lot to offer guests. VSP’s mobile eye care clinic will be at the event located at the Dallas Veteran’s Resource Center to provide free eye care to veterans and families in need. There will also be America’s VetDogs trainers and puppies there to play with and to demonstrate how they train the dogs. A Dallas-based veteran who has been paired with his guide dog, Sonny will provide commentary about his experience. A guide dog will not be awarded at this event but VSP encourages the community to come out and support the cause.

The event will be at on Wednesday, September 3 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Veterans Resource Center located at 4900 South Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216

More about Vision to Share:

VSP will donate $50,000 to raise, train and match a guide dog with a visually impaired veteran.

To help VSP give back, people just have to visit SeeMuchMore.com and share the Vision to Share video. Every time a person shares the video through Facebook, Twitter or email, VSP will make a donation toward the care and training of a guide dog.

In addition to the online component of the Vision to Share campaign, VSP’s mobile eye care clinics will travel to Dallas, TX (September 3), Sacramento, CA (October 9; World Sight Day) and Washington D.C. (November 11; Veterans Day) to provide free eye care to veterans and families in need.

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