Drishti Foundation’s 5K/1K Run/Walk: Running for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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WAYNE, PA — Are you looking to combine your love of running with a great cause? On September 10, 2023, Drishti Foundation is holding a 5K or 1K run/walk at Wilson Farm Park in Wayne, Pennsylvania, to support blind and visually impaired children in collaboration with Royer-Greaves School for Blind, Paoli, and the American Council of the Blind (ACB). Not only will this event help to raise funds for important initiatives, but it’s also an opportunity to connect with advocates in your community who share the same values as you. 

Started by high and middle schoolers, Drishti Foundation is an organization that supports the blind and visually impaired in various ways and instills the value of service in children and adults alike. Their motto is driven by Helen Keller’s words, “Because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” Since its inception, Drishti Foundation has organized fundraisers for causes such as cataract surgeries for the underprivileged, scholarships for the blind, and medical care for visually impaired children.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Drishti Foundation raised funds and sent medical equipment to impacted communities, including schools for the handicapped. They have worked with several organizations, such as the Chester County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Royer- Greaves School for the Blind, Vision Corps, American Council for the Blind, Children’s Eye Foundation, Overbrook School for the Blind, and the Society for the Blind. By collaborating with these organizations, Drishti Foundation has been able to achieve great success in supporting the visually impaired community.

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The 5K/1K run/walk is Drishti Foundation’s latest initiative aimed at supporting blind and visually impaired children. The event is being held in collaboration with the Royer-Greaves School for the Blind and the American Council of the Blind (ACB). ACB will award a college scholarship to a Pennsylvania resident, or to any blind student who meets ACB’s qualifications. Royer-Greaves will focus on vocational programming for the individuals served. By running or walking in this event, you can help to support the various initiatives these organizations have put in place.

The event is open to runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels, and it will take place on September 10, 2023, at Wilson Farm Park in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Participants can choose between a 5K and 1K distance, and registration will open in the coming months. Whether you are an experienced runner or just starting out, it’s an opportunity to join together with like-minded individuals and make a positive change in the world.

No matter your level of fitness or interest, the 5K/1K run/walk being organized by the Drishti Foundation is an excellent opportunity to support a worthy cause. By participating in this event, you can help to raise funds and awareness for blind and visually impaired children, and contribute to their vocational and educational pursuits. Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of a community that cares about making a difference. Register today and start your journey toward making a meaningful impact!

The run event can be accessed at https://runsignup.com/DrishtiDash.

Drishti Foundation is a section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your contributions can be tax deductible and also employer-matched.

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2023 Drishti Dash Flyer

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