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Lighthouse of SWFL to hold Dining in the Dark fundraiser Sept. 23

By Special to The Breeze - | Sep 17, 2021

Lighthouse of SWFL’s signature fundraiser, Dining in the Dark, is set for Sept. 23.

This year’s event will be presented virtually using Remo Virtual Platform.

Guests will arrive at their scheduled time at one of three participating Outback restaurants in Cape Coral, Fort Myers or Gulf Coast Town Center. There, they will pick up a package including a delicious meal and a blindfold — all provided curbside.

The evening’s activities then will begin at 7 p.m.

Guests will engage in the experience of Dining in the Dark virtually when they arrive home and log onto Remo Virtual Platform. A Lighthouse of SWFL certified instructor will guide the guests through donning the blindfold and using techniques to help them enjoy their food and beverage without vision.

Once guests have enjoyed their sensory experience of dining on savory food, they will hear about Lighthouse of Southwest Florida’s impact on our community, including powerful testimonials.

The online auction offered in conjunction with Dining in the Dark will open at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 22, and end on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to check their bids throughout this time period.

Proceeds for the event, now in its 11th year, will support vision rehabilitation and support programs for people with low vision and blindness.

Lighthouse of SWFL will present Dining in the Dark this year in collaboration with Outback Steakhouse and sponsors Gorovoy M.D. Eye Specialist, Southwest Florida Optometric Association, Private Client Insurance Services LLC, Juniper, O’Donnell Landscape, Bob and Reina Schlager, Crews Environmental, CRS Technology Consultants, Motto Mortgage Infinity, Right at Home and Scott White Advisors.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dininginthedarkswfl.com. For ticket information, contact 239-997-7797 or info@lighthouseswfl.org,

Lighthouse of SWFL is a local United Way partner agency serving individuals with blindness and vision impairment in Lee, Glades, and Hendry counties.

The mission of Lighthouse of SWFL is to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in society. 

Lighthouse of SWFL, a nationally accredited agency, is funded by the Division of Blind Services, United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, Lee County Board of County Commissioners Partnering for Results, and civic, corporate, and individual donors.

For more information, visit www.lighthouseswfl.org, or call 239-997-7797.

Source: Lighthouse of SWFL