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Cycle for Sight: Raise Money for UW Vision Research

Date:
3/08/2014
Time:
10am-2pm
Location:

Cyclists will be pedaling at the SERF and the Nat on the UW campus, and at the Princeton Club's west side.

Registration:
For more information:

Please contact Michael Chaim for further information.

To continue research on blinding diseases that affect millions of Americans, including 100,000 Wisconsin residents, the McPherson Eye Research Institute (MERI) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will sponsor Cycle for Sight, an annual indoor-cycling fundraiser. 

 

Everyone, including beginners and advanced riders, is encouraged to participate. Trained instructors will be on hand. Three teams of blind and vision-impaired riders will be among those participating in the event. Money raised will be used for research toward cures for a number of maladies associated with vision loss such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, childhood-related sight disorders and many other conditions. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraising teams, including a Freemotion Indoor Cycling Bike valued at almost $2,000 (and donated by Direct Fitness Solutions), and a Saris Fluid2 Training Kit (donated by Saris).