A Local Organization With A Global Impact
As the official charity partner, the 2022 Belle Isle New Year's Eve Run will support the mission of Leader Dogs for the Blind.
Leader Dog is the answer for thousands of people who are in critical need of their services. Because we, Leader Dog and the Belle Isle New Year's Eve Run, believe every person deserves equal opportunity for travel and independence, all of their services are provided at no cost, covering expenses for training, room and board, and travel to our campus from anywhere in North America.
Blindness Changes Everything
People who are blind or visually impaired endure hardships most of us can barely imagine. Things that were once routine and taken for granted may gradually or suddenly become insurmountable hurdles.
That's where Leader Dogs for the Blind comes in. From white cane training to matching people with a Leader Dog, we provide the tools and training to reintroduce people to a life of independence, confidence and companionship. It's a way of living that leads to a new perspective on life.
For people who are blind or visually impaired, the loss of sight is only the beginning of a life-changing reality. As the simplest to the most complex everyday tasks become daunting, these individuals often become depressed, anxious and isolated.