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Can You Run Without Looking? Watch Out for Run For Sight 2015

by On Feb 19, 2015
Can You Run Without Looking? Watch Out for Run For Sight 2015

The Silent Thief of Sight, or Glaucoma, is now one of the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness! Already afflicting more than 70 million people worldwide, this figure is expected to swell to an overwhelming 88 million by 2020 according to WHO. In Malaysia, more than 100,000 people are estimated to be affected by Glaucoma.

In conjunction with World Glaucoma Week, the Malaysia Glaucoma Society and Save Ones Sight Missions will be organising the fun-filled Run For Sight- Blindfold Run to raise the awareness about Glaucoma among Malaysians.

Experience what it's like to take your precious God-given eyesight for granted. Happening on Sunday, 15 March 2015 at Desa Park City in Kuala Lumpur, the 5km Blindfold Run will see an estimated crowd of 1,000 participants running blindfolded in pairs.

Mainly sponsored by Perdana Park City Sdn Bhd, all funds raised from the event will be channelled to the Malaysia Glaucoma Society's Glaucoma Children Care Program and its operations cost.

Can You Run Without Looking? Watch Out for Run For Sight 2015

Blindfold Run

Registration fees are priced at RM50 per pair for 2 adults, RM45 for 1 student and 1 adult, and RM40 for 2 students respectively.

For more information on Run for Sight 2015, you can keep up to date with their Facebook page.

Yuyi is pursuing her studies in communications and communities. Now she relishes in the blend of both entities: communicating ideas to this magazine's community. As the lead news writer, her passion lies in helping people find interesting and timely news through the writing she provides.

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