Registration is now open at http://www.cycleforsight.wisc.edu. There is a registration fee of $40 per team or $10 per individual.
Please contact Michael Chaim for further information.
Fight blinding diseases and get some exercise in the dead of Wisconsin winter! You can do both by putting together an indoor cycling team and joining the annual Cycle for Sight Fundraiser.
Here’s how Cycle for Sight works:
The University of Wisconsin is an international hub for vision research, with investigators across campus researching various aspects of both healthy and impaired vision. Many of them work with the McPherson Eye Research Institute (ERI) a cross-departmental institute which aims to develop new approaches to vision research by bringing together investigators in different disciplines.
The money your team raises will go to help McPherson ERI researchers investigate cures and treatments for blinding diseases such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, Usher syndrome and diabetic retinopathy. All are diseases of the eye (and sometimes more) which can lead to blindness or severe vision loss.