Ride For Sight Set For July


Ride for Sight, Northern Ontario is back again for another fun filled weekend at Searchmont Resort July 11, 12 & 13.

Ride for Sight is the longest running motorcycle charity fundraiser in Canada; raising funds in support of sight saving research through the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The first ride began in 1979 in Central Ontario. The Sault Ste Marie event started in 2012 at the Roberta Bondar pavilion and after a very successful first year it was decided to move the event out to Searchmont Ski Resort to provide the participants with a camping option and to experience the true beauty of the area. It will be held in the same location and on July 11, 12 &13 in 2014.

The money raised throughout the weekend and from generous local sponsors goes directly to help find cures for local residents like:
Mac Marcoux, our local Paralympics 2014 Gold Medalist suffers from Stargardt’s disease which leaves him with only 10% of his vision.

Carter Syrette from Garden River First Nations is four years old and suffers from Famillial Exudative Vitreor Retinopathy (FEVR), a very rare disease that leaves him completely blind.

Ride for Sight is the single largest private fundraising initiative for vision research in the world. To-date, Ride for Sight has raised more than $19 million in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the only organization in Canada whose mandate is to fund research for blindness caused by retinal degenerations.

Ride for Sight participants collect a minimum donation of $75 from friends, colleagues and family; those who raise the minimum donation are eligible to participate at the Ride for Sight Celebration event. The Celebrations include: on-site camping, breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, 90 minute parade, bike games, live entertainment featuring 3 bands, fresh fish dinner on Saturday night, bonfire, prizes and more.

Join Ride for Sight today at www.rideforsight.com and come and join us on July 11, 12 & 13!