Welcome to Beyond Blind.


BEYOND BLIND is a revolutionary new concept in charities for the blind. It is our goal to do more than help people suffering with blindness to merely exist or simply get through the day. It is our mission to offer the blind and visually impaired a quality of life that has previously been out of reach; bringing them dignity and a far greater purpose than before...

I invite you to learn more about our programs, members and vision - you won't believe the things our amazing members are doing! And join us on our mission to radically improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired by becoming a Buddy Partner today!

Joyce Gugel

Founder & President

From Isolation
to Hope.

In South Florida alone, over 250,000 individuals suffer from blindness. Many of our members lost their sight suddenly- a LIFE ALTERING CHANGE and, sadly, most often were left completely isolated and lonely. But that was before Beyond Blind...

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Year Founded


Proudly Sponsored By

Whole Foods Market

Cheney Brothers
PGA South Florida Section Foundation
John Webster Golf Academy at The Breakers
Braman Motorcars
Duffy's Sports Grill
Loggerhead Fitness
Edmund James Salon
Joseph's Classic Market
PNC Bank
West Palm Beach Nissan

Innovative Programs.

From gourmet cooking, to golfing, working out, painting, dancing and fishing - YOU WON'T BELIEVE what our members can do! Our innovative programs bring our members a vibrant life full of hope and power.

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Program Calendar.

“Bodies Beyond Blindness” Fitness Program – This program is in partnership with Loggerhead Fitness, 901 Donald Ross Rd, Juno Beach, FL 33408. Class times are every Wednesday and Friday 1:00 – 3:30pm.

“Sightless Chef” Culinary Program
– sponsored by Whole Foods Market located at Downtown at the Gardens, 1107 Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. We meet from 11:30am to 2:00pm, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

“A Blind Shot” Golf Program
– Classes are taught at The First Tee located at 7301 N Haverhill Rd, in West Palm Beach, FL We meet from 9:00 to 11:00am every Thursday.

Their Stories.

Richard Incandela

In February of 2011, I was involved in a near-fatal automobile accident, which impaired me in many ways. I suffered a traumatic brain injury, the loss of two fingers, and the loss of my vision as a result of the accident. It was catastrophic to me physically and emotionally, and it rocked my world. All of these losses made my world seem bleak and depressing. .
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Watch as two of our members go SKYDIVING for their BIRTHDAY celebration. This celebrated jump is a testimony to what Beyond Blind does for these individuals who were previously living in fear and isolated from the world by their affliction. Beyond Blind has a mission to give a real, vibrant future back to those who had something as precious as their eye sight so tragically taken from them. Living full of hope and power.

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