"THE BLIND K" RUN / WALK is not your typical ATHLETIC event. We introduce several elements of the "UNKNOWN"
When you sign up for THE BLIND K, you are signing up for three RUNS; a 5K (3.1 miles), 6K (3.7 miles) or 7K (4.3 miles). There is only one problem! You don't know until race day which race you will run. You are randomly selected to run one of the three races, but that information is kept hidden until race day.
Why $35 dollars?
Thirty-five dollars is the AVERAGE PRICE for a sight-restoring cataract surgery. Though prices may vary from country to country, $35.00 is what it costs us to do a typical surgery. Cataract surgeries in the USA can cost $2000 - $5000 based on the type of surgery and lens implant you select.
However, we work hard to find qualified volunteers, donated supplies, and individuals willing to pay their own expenses. We raise funds for the needed surgical equipment and strive to be good stewards of these resources by doing a lot of our own maintenance, thus keeping our surgical cost to a minimum.
IF YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE BUT WANT TO SUPPORT THESE EFFORTS (CLICK HERE)
Everyone who completes their assigned RUN / WALK and reports their results will be registered to receive one of our valuable prizes, but that information is also hidden until after the race.
Your registration fee, as well as any additional donations, will be used by Vision Outreach International (VOI) to give sight to the poor all over the world. If you want to CREATE A PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE or a TEAM FUNDRAISING PAGE, please ( CLICK HERE ) for more information. The TOP FUNDRAISERS are eligible for additional recognition and rewards.
VOI restores sight to the blind all around the world even if individuals can't afford it. Since 2001 they have been traveling abroad doing cataract surgery on the poor and restoring individual value and dignity.
Our efforts have reduced suicide, prevented child abandonment, stimulated economies, and relieved family burdens. Children have been able to go back to school. Providers have been able to go back to work and family relationships have been restored.
We are grateful that you have joined us. Your small gift will have a HUGE IMPACT!
Vision Outreach International is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All gifts are given to Vision Outreach International. The VOI Executive Committee and Board exercise control over all contributions and expenses. Should there ever be excess in a fund, the excess will be used to further the mission efforts of VOI. All gifts are tax-deductible and non-refundable.