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National Federation of the Blind of Wisconsin Receives Grant

Mar 30, 2019 03:39PM

National Federation of the Blind of Wisconsin (NFBW), a nonprofit serving blind and low-vision people across the state, has received a grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to create opportunities for individuals to participate in the National Fitness Challenge, an initiative founded by the United States Association of Blind Athletes and the parent Foundation of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

NFBW will use the grant funding to offer adaptive yoga classes, walking groups, running clinics and other sports and fitness activities that can help people who are blind or low-vision to maximize healthy lifestyles. These activities will be offered over the course of eight months to help hundreds of youth and adults to increase physical fitness levels and live healthier lives.

More than half of those that are blind or low-vision in the United States do not participate in a physical fitness routine, mostly due to barriers to accessible fitness or misconceptions about their abilities. The National Fitness Challenge aims to increase access to fitness and health for blind and low-vision people.

For more information on NFBW, visit NFB.org/wisconsin-state-convention.

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