Nonprofit holds graduation ceremony in Yorktown Heights for its newest class of guide dogs

The nonprofit says its mission is to give people with vision loss more independence by pairing them with guide dogs at no cost.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2024, 1:01 AM

Updated 38 days ago

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The nonprofit Guiding Eyes for the Blind held a graduation ceremony in Yorktown Heights Friday for its newest class of guide dogs.
"Ten" is just one of the graduates and is named after Eli Manning, who has been involved with the nonprofit for over 20 years.
He will be the new guide dog for president and CEO of the organization, Thomas Penek.
"Today I get to graduate with 'Ten,' my new guiding eyes dog. 'Ten' is going to help guide me not only as a guide dog but also as a running guide. 'Ten' is an athlete, and I am also looking forward to spending time with him," Penek said.
The nonprofit says its mission is to give people with vision loss more independence by pairing them with guide dogs at no cost.


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