Nashua, NH – November 17, 2016: On November 12th, during a celebratory fundraising dinner that was hosted by the organization 2020 Vision Quest, the New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s Client Services Committee surprised Randy Pierce of Nashua with the 2016 Jo Adcock Service Award.
Since joining the Association’s Board of Directors in 2008, Randy has shown outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to educating citizens throughout New England about sight loss and overcoming obstacles and achieving through adversity. “As the Chairman of our Board, Randy continuously shares his message of optimism, and we are humbled by his many accomplishments,” said David Morgan, President and CEO of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. “I was both surprised and tremendously honored,” said Randy Pierce. “The reward of helping others is what most motivates me and the incredible team of friends and supporters with whom I work are why these peaks of achievement and now kind recognition are possible. Thank you for the honor and for being part of the team of support which made my own journey to blindness become one of meaning and success!”
Also, as the Founder and President of 2020 Vision Quest, Randy demonstrates the power and potential of all individuals who experience sight loss, through his inspiring messages and actions. Following the creation of 2020 Vision Quest, Randy began his tireless efforts to raise awareness of sight loss and demonstrate how those with sight loss can still have vision in life.
Like Randy, the award’s namesake, Jo Adcock, actively served on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. From 1996 to 2007, Jo demonstrated outstanding volunteer leadership as she assisted the Association in developing state-of-the-art services and programs. The Jo Adcock Service Award was established in 2007 to recognize her dedication, contributions, and legacy within the field of blindness.
About 2020 Vision Quest
2020 Vision Quest began with Randy Pierce and his dog guide, Quinn, climbing all 48 of the rugged 4000+ foot peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Using these and other adventures to raise awareness, the core mission continues as Randy works to inspire others to set their own visions and help them achieve their goals through outreach, education, and support. 2020 Vision Quest leads and inspires students and professionals to reach beyond adversity and achieve their peak potential.
For more information on Randy and 2020 Vision Quest, please visit http://www.2020visionquest.org.
About New Hampshire Association for the Blind
Headquartered at the McGreal Sight Center in Concord, the New Hampshire the Association for the Blind was founded in 1912, with the mission to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired. Over the last 105 years, the Association has grown to offer a complete range of specialized professional education and vision rehabilitation services that help babies, children, adults, and elders who have little to no vision to obtain access to a full range of services. The Association is the only private, nonprofit provider of statewide, comprehensive direct vision rehabilitation and educational services throughout the state of New Hampshire for persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
For more information on the New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s programs and services, please call 603-224-4039 or visit www.sightcenter.org.