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Highland Park Resident Plans August 12th Sky Dive to Benefit People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Highland Park resident and Chicago Lighthouse board member Bob Pascal, who will sky dive to benefit the Lighthouse August 12

Highland Park resident and Chicago Lighthouse board member Bob Pascal, who will sky dive to benefit the Lighthouse August 12

CHICAGO — Highland Park resident Bob Pascal is literally taking his desire to assist people with visual impairments to new heights.

Pascal, who operates his own printing company, is planning a sky dive on August 12th (weather permitting) with all proceeds benefiting the Chicago Lighthouse, a non-profit agency assisting people who are blind or visually impaired.

Pascal, 75, serves on the board of the Lighthouse, which recently opened a new facility in Glenview to serve north suburban residents experiencing vision loss.

“I know that when they first hear of this idea, most people think I’m nuts!” Pascal laughs. “But the Lighthouse does such amazing work and is a beacon of hope for so many that it deserves whatever support we can give.”

His idea is for every dollar donated, he will jump from that height.

Pascal’s ultimate goal is to obtain enough pledges to jump from 14 or 15,000 feet with the minimum being 4000 feet.

“I want to commend Bob for wanting to help the people we serve,” said Dr. Janet Szlyk, Lighthouse president and executive director. “I love the idea of our board members going to great lengths and heights to help the Lighthouse!”

To make a donation, go to www.store.chicagolighthouse.org/donate and select “Bob Pascal Skydive Fundraiser” or you can send your check in care of “Bob Pascal Skydive Fundraiser” to Financial Development, The Chicago Lighthouse, 1850 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago 60608. You can also call special events at 312/997-3679 to make a donation.

The Chicago Lighthouse, whose credo is “Because there is still hope,” was founded in 1906. Housed under its roof are the oldest and most prominent vision care and rehabilitation program in the U.S.; a nationally acclaimed school for children with multi-disabilities; a world class employment services program; one of the few remaining clock manufacturing facilities in America; a VA program serving veterans in all 50 states; and a radio station.

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