In my recent quest for optimum health, I started to take on a love for running. So much so that I actually joined my company’s team for a charity race in June. But this post is not about that, and instead this is about another walk/run event which I would LOVE to join but unfortunately will not be able to because I’ll be somewhere else fulfilling my maid-of-honor duties.
photo by Thomas Gearty
Vision 5K is one of the most unique sporting events I have ever heard of. Each year, blind and visually impaired runners from all over the world race around the field, along with sighted participants who can take on the Blindfold Challenge if they want to. Participants can also choose to walk, since Vision5K is a walk/run event. I urge everyone to join and support this event in any way you can:
* Register to Run or Walk
* Support an Individual or a Team, such as the Perkins School for the Blind Team
* Volunteer to help out that day
The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 7 and the race starts at 10:00 a.m.
Working with the blind and the visually impaired is something very dear to me as my sister Monica is deaf-blind, and she means the world to me. I am always trying to get more people involved, so if you can spare some time and/or money, please do so and show your support and solidarity with the blind community. It will be a fulfilling and unique experience.
“By the time you cross the finish line, you’ll be a different person. You’ll understand what anyone with vision impairment already knows: that being blind won’t hold you back, that you don’t need your eyes to see what’s inside you—that, in the end, fear is the only disability.” – Vision 5K Page about the Blindfold Challenge