Henter Foundation fundraiser at the Tryp

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Ted Henter

Ted Henter (right / derecha).

The 4th annual Henter benefit for the Helen Keller School for the Blind will take place Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m. in the Gastro Bar of the Tryp Hotel in Albrook Mall. Attendees will be entertained with presentations by DJ Wolff and Zonian band, Shorty and Slim.

The money raised will assist the Helen Keller School for the Blind, dedicated to serving blind children in Panama. Ted Henter is the man behind this fundraising project. He began the Henter-Joyce Foundation in 1987 with Bill Joyce, a fellow businessman who, like Henter, is blind. Together, they provide people with disabilities access to today’s technology.

Motivated by the conviction that visual impairment should not be an obstacle to the development of one’s potential, Henter and Joyce created JAWS (Job Access with Speech), a computer program that translates a textual display into voice or Braille.

Helen Keller

Helen Keller, the American writer who overcame being deaf and blind.

Ted is a Zonian with many ties to Panama. He attended Balboa High School (Class of ‘69) and La Boca College. He has competed in 17 Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Races through the Panama Canal, most recently in April of 2014.

The price to attend this charity event is $15 presale and $20 the day of the event. For more information, contact Tel. 6580-3287 or 6976-8791.

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