08 July 2019 | News
More than 400 participants signed up the pledge to donate their eye.
Sankara Eye Hospital in association with BeeOrganized conducted ‘Run for the Blind 2.0’ marathon to raise awareness about pledging eye in Bengaluru.
About 600 participants were part of the marathon out of which 30 visually impaired students participated along with Sankara Eye hospital staff, students and other members of the public. More than 400 participants signed up the pledge to donate their eye.
Dr Pallavi Joshi, Consultant- Cornea, Refractive services and Ocular Surface Diseases, Sankara Eye Hospital said, “We are glad that we have been part of this very noble initiative. There is a need to spread awareness on eye donation and we at Sankara Eye Hospital have constantly endeavoured to achieve this vision. Initiatives like this will definitely help many to fight blindness. The event has helped in creating awareness among citizens regarding their roles and responsibilities and the utmost importance of eye donation”.
With the success and positive response of the first edition of Run for the Blind 1.0 the second edition was organised to add light to the lives of visually impaired by signing up to pledge eye. The run had 3 different open categories like 3k run, 5k run and 10k run. Winners were awarded with cash, certificate, trophy and medal.
Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru an NABH accredited tertiary hospital is a unit of Sankara Eye Foundation. The hospital was established in 2008 with a vision to provide highest quality and value for money in eye care services. It is a centre of excellence for Cornea, Retinal diseases, Glaucoma, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Oculoplasty, Lasik and Vision Rehabilitation.
Sankara Eye Foundation has its presence across 7 states and total bed strength of 2200. Till date, more than 1.8 million free vision restoration surgeries have been performed.