White Cane Challenge: Be a real buddy for the blind

2015-10-22 06:00
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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.

The event 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 24th, starting from 07:00.

Spec Savers, 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.

The public is encouraged to enter and to support this wonderful cause aimed at increasing awareness around the meaning of “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 5 km 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. Late entries will still be accepted on the morning of the run from 06:00 – 07:00. T-shirts will be available to the first 1000 participants.

Anyone wishing to support this charity event either as a business sponsor or private donation, can contact Tanya at the PE Eye and Laser Institute on 041 373 0682 or at marketing@eyeandlasersa.com

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