The official Standard Chartered Great City Race 2014 beneficiary is Seeing is Believing.
Seeing is Believing is a charitable initiative which helps tackle avoidable blindness around the world. All funds will be matched by Standard Chartered helping to make a long term and positive impact to the lives of thousands of people.
Globally, 285 million people are moderately or severely visually impaired; 39 million are blind. Yet 80 per cent of blindness is avoidable and simple measures can make a massive difference not only to an individual but also to their family, local community and wider economy.
How you’re helping by taking part:
This year through the race, Seeing is Believing hopes to raise USD 59,000 which could provide enough medication to help tackle trachoma in the Kasempa District of Zambia’s North- Western province – protecting a population of 73,740 people.
In addition to this every person who enters the race will provide enough funds to cover the cost of a trichiasis operation.
Run for Seeing is Believing:
Why not use your place in the Standard Chartered Great City Race to make a positive and tangible difference to someone else's life and run for Seeing is Believing. Fundraising for Seeing is Believing couldn’t be easier....simply choose from one of the options below:
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“Every team of four who enter this year’s will provide enough funding to train 1 health worker in Primary Eye Care”