Dining in the Dark Helps the Community Open Their Eyes to Blindness

Ynot Italian is proud to support the 6th Annual Hampton Roads VisionWalk to help in the fight against blindness. To help support and educate the community, we are participating in an event called Dining in the Dark. On Thursday, April 27th, all Ynot locations will be participating in this event which gives our guests a first-hand glimpse into the lives of those who are blind or vision impaired by taking them on an unforgettable journey. Diners will be given simulation masks of either macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa and are encouraged to order from the menu and or eat their meals while wearing these masks. 

VisionWalk is a signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Over 10 Million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and Usher syndrome. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for these devastating diseases. By funding leading-edge research in areas such as genetics, gene therapy, transplantation, artificial retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is making a difference today to make the world a brighter place for those suffering from retinal degenerative diseases.

Family, children, and community service have always been a priority of the Ynot franchise and continue to be an important pillar looking to the future. It is because of the importance of community that Ynot will be donating 10% of all meals served to The Hampton Roads VisionWalk.