This giveaway away is now closed and the winners have been contacted. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone for entering!
I first saw them on Robbin Keating’s blog, The Independent Little Bee and I was sold immediately. Colorful canes! Canes with personality! Canes that stand out and tell the world that you are proud of your cane and yes, get out of my way because here I come!
These new HiLites Canes from AmbuTech do more than just let you express yourself or coordinate your cane to your dress… they bring up a much bigger issue. Why are products for the blind often so boring and drab? Why do we accept efficiency and not ask for a little jazz and fun as well?
I think the answer is because that’s the way it’s always been. And I congratulate and thank AmbuTech for moving ahead and adding a little spice to an otherwise completely utilitarian tool. These canes still function as canes. The weight and grip is the same. But now we have COLOR to add to the mix and it’s amazing what a huge difference this makes.
Particularly for children!
Kids want to play and have fun. They also often hate standing out from their peers, unless it’s because they have something cooler than everyone else. Are canes cool? Certainly! But you may have to work at convincing a visually impaired child that their cane is cool and not isolating. AmbuTech is making that process of acceptance so much easier.
Imagine having a conversation with your child about their first cane and rather than just looking at sizes or tips, you also get to pick out their favorite color! And yes, we all know we are talking about children who are blind, but we also all know that many of our kids have enough vision to differentiate colors. And for those who don’t, they still want to look cool around their friends and trust me, people will comment on their new brightly-colored canes!
So what do you get? AmbuTech’s new canes come with grips in four different colors: blue, green, orange or pink. You can also choose different tips in different colors as well, so you can match them or go for two different colors entirely!
So now you are now thinking about how much your son or daughter would love one of these canes, aren’t you? You’re in luck! AmbuTech is giving away four canes every week throughout the month of July for WonderBaby readers! You get to choose your size, colors and tips and AmbuTech will ship them to you free of charge. Are you excited? Me too!
We’ll draw 4 winners each week:
First drawing on July 2nd
Second drawing on July 9th
Third drawing on July 16th
Fourth drawing on July 23rd
Winners will be contacted on those days and will have 5 days to respond with their shipping address and cane specifications. If they do not respond within 5 days a new winner will be drawn to replace them. Don’t want to wait for the drawings? You can order your HiLite Cane now! The canes will be available for purchase on AmbuTech’s website in August. Meanwhile you can order by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or over the phone (1-800-561-3340).
Entering this giveaway is easy! Simply use the widget below to enter. We’ll be accepting entries until July 22nd, 2014 with our final drawing on July 23rd. Good luck!