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Grace Flanagan About "Dining in the Dark" in Philadelphia

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GRACE ABOUT PHILLY WITH GRACE FLANAGANJuli Spayd, Grace Flanagan and Carol Pepe at "Dining in the Dark."

Dining In The Dark was held on June 3rd at The Sheraton in Philadelphia (17th and Race). What an awesome and unique experience for all who attended! Guests experienced a journey into a world without vision. I really appreciated my sight and vision when it was all said and done! My senses of taste, sound, and touch were enhanced as well as trust. I kept thinking the waiter was going to drop food on my lap, and what was I really eating? And of course, what about my keys, wallet and cell phone? Did I still have them?

Dining In The Dark was created in Germany. It is a concept that was unique to European cities such as Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. In 2005, this unusual experience moved to America. It has been experienced by thousands of people wanting a peek into an unfamiliar world.

Local Philadelphian Lou Tilley did an outstanding job emceeing the event.Pamela Babin and Lou Tilley. Pam and Edward Babin are the Co-Chairs of the inaugural Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards Dinner in Philadelphia. Lou is a veteran, award-winning anchor born and raised in inner-city Philadelphia. He currently resides in the western suburbs of Philadelphia where he remains active in many charitable events.

Shown in this picture are Pamela Babin and Lou Tilley. Pam and Edward Babin are the Co-Chairs of the inaugural Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards Dinner in Philadelphia.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness raises money to fight vision-robbing diseases. Moneys raised by this event are directed towards finding treatments and cures that will one day put an end to all retinal diseases. Please check out their web site at www.blindness.org

The honorees were:

Stuart L. Fine, M.D., Irene Heinz Given, and John LaPorte Given, Research Professor of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania.

Alan Laties, M.D., and Harold G. Schei-Nina C.Mackall, Research Professor of Ophthalmology,University of Pennsylvania.

Please join the celebration next year and you will travel into the world of the unknown. This multi-sensory dining experience will be one you will always remember!

With everyone's generous support a cure is in sight. Celebrate the promise of a brighter future leaving all to see!

Contact Grace Flanagan at graceannflanagan@verizon.net