Katie Pieper | Thursday, April 12, 2012
Did you know more than 10 million Americans are affected by blindness? This statistic is a sad reality for all ages, with many different causes and forms of blindness affecting children and the elderly alike. However, YOU can help! Research dedicated to curing blindness is taking place all over the country, as well as on this very campus!
Join the Fighting Irish in this Fight against Blindness at the Biology Club’s Vision Walk on Sunday, April 15th. Registration begins at noon on South Quad, in front of Rockne Memorial, and the event starts at 1 p.m. The Biology Club is so excited to sponsor an event to raise money for such a worthy cause and to promote awesome research in Notre Dame’s own Biology Department!
The walk, which will journey around campus favorites, will serve as a source of awareness of the disease and raise funds to seek the cure in sight. Registration is $10 for students and $15 for non-students.
An optional t-shirt is also available – it’s $7 for students and $10 for non-students. All monies collected will go towards the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the largest source of non-governmental funding for retinal degenerative disease research in the world. Read more about it at www.blindness.org.
Thank you for your time and consideration in this fight against blindness.
We hope to see you Sunday!
Pasquerilla West Hall