“The Beeping Egg Hunt is a great way for us to raise awareness for all blind and vision impaired children,” said Cassie Johnston, Co-founder and Executive Director of Alström Angels.
Alström Syndrome is a genetic disease that causes blindness and other serious medical problems. Sunday’s event was not confined to those with Alström Syndrome. Even children with normal sight were invited to use a blindfold and hunt for beeping eggs.
The plastic eggs are not filled with candy but instead they contain a battery and a beeper. Kids find the eggs and trade them in for candy.
“It’s kind of like trick-or-treating for eggs,” Johnston said.
Alström quotes state officials as saying there are more than 100 children in the greater Lubbock area with blindness or severe vision impairment.