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Ziplining at Margarita Adventures

On September 23rd, The GO See Foundation hosted a ziplining tour at Margarita Adventures in Santa Margarita, California. Under the sunshine and clear blue sky, blind and visually impaired individuals rode 6 ziplines that travel across the beautiful terrain of Santa Margarita with the assistance of sighted guides. “Thank you to the GO See Foundation for another exciting adventure!” says Krissy, a participant of the tour. It was a great chance to meet people who share similar experiences while experiencing a thrilling outdoor adventure. Afterward, the group had a chance to relax and socialize at The Porch Cafe.  

A big thank you to the supportive staff at Margarita Adventures! 

Read the KSBY-TV coverage of this experience here.

Points Of Light Honoree

GO See Foundation founder, Allyson Buerger, was recently honored as a Daily Point of Light for all her work on behalf of the foundation to make a difference in our community – to help people get out and “go” places, despite vision loss.

Read the full article – IN CALIFORNIA, OUTDOOR SPORTS CONTINUE FOR THOSE WITH VISION LOSS, THANKS TO GO SEE FOUNDATION – on the PointsOfLight.org website.

The Points of Light Mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. They envision a world in which everyone discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies.

GO See Foundation founder, Allyson Buerger with her guide dog, Olga

Three Bridges Oak Preserve Hike

Thanks to members of Delta Upsilon fraternity and the Cal Poly Eye-Cycle program for taking several of our visually impaired members on a beautiful hike at Three Bridges Oak Preserve in Atascadero.

Despite the terrain and elevation change, we all (including three guide dogs) had a great time.

 

Slices for Sight Fundraiser with Delta Gamma

Thank you to Delta Gamma Sorority at Cal Poly for sponsoring the GO See Foundation as part of their annual Slices for Sight function.

Several of our board members as well as plenty of other supporters joined in the fun, pizza, cakes and pies.

Morro Bay Sea Otter Tour

On September 27th, 2019 the GO See Foundation coordinated a guided Sea Otter Expedition on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay in honor of Sea Otter Awareness Week. 5 visually impaired individuals were able to participate thanks to the help from several volunteer sighted guides and folks providing transportation. After the tour, the GO See Foundation sponsored lunch at Tognazzini’s.

A special thanks to Norma Wightman and California State Parks for providing an educational “hands on” event.

SLO Skiers Club Donates $500

Thank you so much to the SLO Skiers Club for your group donation to the GO See Foundation of $500.

Steve Urbani, Board Member of the SLO Skiers Club presenting Allyson and Olga on behalf of the foundation with a $500 donation check at the SLO Elks Lodge.

Morro Bay Tandem Kayak Event

The GO See Foundation sponsored an adventurous guided tandem kayak tour in Morro Bay lead by Tom from Central Coast Kayaks. 11 people in all (including several volunteer sighted guides) had a fantastic day out on the bay with lunch afterwards. 

A special thanks to Thrivent for their $250 grant to support the event plus t-shirt donation for all participants.

Keep an Eye on This

Keep an Eye on This

An Educational Documentary on Creating a Prosthetic Eye

Losing your vision can mean the removal of an eye (enunculation). Creating a new prosthetic is a process. Allyson has had several new eyes made over the past 30 years. This short film documents what that process can look like.