(Kid's Area & Donor Hero Memorial Quilt Area) Stride For Sight Run/Walk and Family Festival


(29.398693,-98.41732)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 07:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where

2600 Rigsby Avenue, Pavilion 2San Antonio, TX 78222

About

Volunteers are needed to help in the kid's area, kid's fun run and donor hero memorial quilt area. Please
sign up to volunteer by Friday, March 9th.

2018 Stride For Sight "Saving Sight, Changing Lives" is a family and pet friendly 5K run/walk hosted by Lions Sight Research Foundation, San Antonio Eye Bank and Guide Dogs of Texas. The mission in hosting the event is to educate and inspire the community about the Gift of Sight, healthy vision and support offered by guide dogs for individuals suffering from low vision or blindness.

Why should you volunteer at this event? Volunteer to make a difference, support those affected and help strengthen awareness efforts.

---Know the facts---
*Ten million school children in America have vision conditions that can impact learning. Early and regular vision screenings can be essential to diagnosis and treat vision issues.

*Moreover, thousands of people each year lose their sight due to disease, infection and injury. Sight in many cases can be restored by receiving a cornea transplant. Thanks to deceased donor heroes, over 50,000 cornea transplants occur annually.

*Guide dogs give people who are blind or have low vision freedom and independence. It is estimated that there are 10,000 guide dog teams currently working in the United States.

Skills

  • Community Outreach
  • Youth Services
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 17
  • 4 hours
  • Arrive by 7:30am! We know it's early, so we'll provide tasty free breakfast

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