White Cane Run 2015 – Be a ‘Buddy for the Blind’

2015-10-21 06:00

ARE you looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself or just enjoy a fun run/walk with the family and at the same time help raise funds for the visually impaired?

Then enter the 2015 White Cane Run - an event which includes a 10km League race; a 5km fun run/walk and a White Cane Challenge for the Blind/Visually impaired. All three events will take place at The Boardwalk on October 24, starting from 7am.

SpecSavers, as the headline sponsor, has once again joined hands with PE Eye and Laser Institute to host the 4th Annual White Cane Run.

This Run has gone from strength to strength and has now been included in the EPA Official Race League calendar under the auspices of the Walmer Athletics Club. All funds raised will be donated to Nkosinathi Foundation for the visually impaired.

We would like to encourage the Port Elizabeth community to enter and support this wonderful cause aimed at increasing awareness around the meaning of the “white cane” to both visually impaired individuals as well as the general public.

Participants will be given the opportunity to enter as a “Buddy for the Blind”, a life changing experience that allows a sighted person to lead a blind/visually impaired person through the 5km route. The special White Cane Challenge will allow blind/visually impaired participants to do a shorter route independently by using only a white cane or guide dog.

Runners and walkers can enter the event at selected SpecSavers branches, Brian Bands, Action Sports, The Footballer, Brocketts Sports, or Sportsmans Warehouse. Blind or visually impaired participants should enter at Nkosinathi Foundation – 58 (B) Kirkwood Street, North End, telephone number 041 487 1150.

Late entries will still be accepted on the afternoon of October 23 at the MFT Day Hospital at 209 Cape Road, Mill Park from 4pm-7pm and on the morning of the run from 6am-7am. T-shirts will be available to the first 1000 participants.

Runners as well as supporters will also be given the chance to experience Specsavers’ very own Oculus Rift technology at their display on the day.

Anyone wishing to support this charity event can contact Tanya at the PE Eye and Laser Institute on 041 373 0682 or at marketing@eyeandlasersa.com

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