Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm en White Cane Awareness Day Celebrated with Sweet Treats http://wesa.fm/post/white-cane-awareness-day-celebrated-sweet-treats <p></p><p>If you walked through Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh during your lunch hour on Tuesday, you maybe have received a free sweet treat.</p><p>Staff from Blind &amp; Vision Rehabilitation Services of Greater Pittsburgh, or BVRS, were there to celebrate White Cane Awareness Day. They brought with them 5,000 chocolate covered pretzel rods, painted to look like the signature red-tipped white canes carried by the visually impaired.</p><p>Erika Arbogast is the President of BVRS, and she said passing out free food is a great way to get people interested and to raise awareness.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:32:45 +0000 Liz Reid 18186 at http://wesa.fm White Cane Awareness Day Celebrated with Sweet Treats New Fitness Center Opens at Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services http://wesa.fm/post/new-fitness-center-opens-blind-vision-rehabilitation-services <p>Blind &amp; Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh has opened the Michael A. Romano Fitness Center in its facility at 1800 West St. in Homestead. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>In the new and larger space are instructors to help people use the new equipment. It meets a need identified by BVRS president Erika Arbogast when she started working there eight years ago. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:34:29 +0000 Charlee Song 8669 at http://wesa.fm