Buffalo, NY—VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement teamed up with Eye Care & Vision Associates (ECVA) for its first annual 2021 Sprint for Sight virtual run/walk.
The 5K run/walk event boasted 113 participants and 45 corporate sponsors, raising $49,600. Contribution from the event will support programming and services for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Local ophthalmic technician Aaron Rydzynski organized the race while assisting in gathering participants and donations. Aaron said the Sprint for Sight was a way he could give back to the community.
Sponsors included: Merchants Insurance Group, M&T Bank, Independent Health, Lockport Lions Club, Lippes Mathias, Evans Bank, Frey Electric Construction Co., Mollenberg-Betz Inc., RICH’S, Walsh Duffield, Wegmans, Ingram Mico, Jack Greco, Kirisits & Associates, Uniland, Bond Schoeneck & King Attorneys, Nottingham Advisors, Cleanslate, Lakeland, and LS&S.
Learn more about the Sprint for Sight event at viawny.org/event/sprint-for-sight.
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WHO IS VIA?
With 110 years of experience, VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement is a nonprofit rehabilitation and social services agency committed to individuals experiencing vision loss. VIA provides tools, education, rehabilitation, job training, job placement, and support for over 2,500 clients of all ages. If you would like to contribute to the cost of technology, programs, and services, go to viawny.org/donate.