Walk for Independence

Event Description

The Walk for Independence supports the Carroll Center for the Blind’s mission of empowering those who are blind or visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life.

Attendees will complete a 1, 2, or 3-mile walk around the Mt. Ida campus of UMass Amherst in Newton followed by activities for all ages.

Registration: 8:00 am

Walk kick-off: 9:00 am

Post-walk BBQ and activities: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Meet 2004 Red Sox World Series Champion Lenny DiNardo

and Red Sox mascots Wally & Tessie!


Try your hand at Beep Baseball and Archery

and watch a police dog presentation.


Touch-a-truck, bounce house, face painting, and crafts.

Walk for Independence Raffle

Don’t miss the opportunity to win one of our five amazing raffle items! All raffle ticket sales will benefit the 2023 Walk for Independence and the Carroll Center’s mission.

Thank you to our Walk for Independence Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the Walk for Independence? For more information view the Walk sponsorship opportunities.


PLAN of Massachusetts and Rhode Island logo


Janitronics Building Services logo
Point 32 Health logo


Apellis logo
Astellas Logo
Bowditch Attorneys logo
Eastern Bank Foundation logo
Gallagher logo
Hoopla Digital Logo
Lexington Lions Logo
Mitsubishi Electric logo
Mutual of America logo
UKG Ultimate Kronos Group logo


Beth Israel Lahey Health


Brookline Bank

Cambridge Trust Foundation

Creating Covell


Glendale Senior Dining 

Hammond Residential Real Estate

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

MGB Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Middlesex Veterinary Group

The Moody Street Group

New England College of Optometry


Rosenberg, Freedman, and Lee. LLP

Vanda Pharmaceuticals

The Village Bank


WCVB Channel 5 ABC logo
XLO 104.5 logo


Cabot's Ice Cream and Restaurant logo
Follow a Dream logo
Red Sox Logo

Event Description

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

From: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. ET

Where: Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst

100 Carlson Ave, Newton, MA