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Cycle for Sight Benefits Vision Research

Fight blinding diseases and get some exercise in the middle of Wisconsin winter! You can do both by registering an indoor cycling team for the annual Cycle for Sight Fundraiser.

 

Online registration is open.

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an international hub for vision research, with investigators across campus researching various aspects of healthy and impaired vision. Many work with the McPherson Eye Research Institute (ERI), a cross-departmental institute that aims to develop new approaches to vision research by bringing together investigators in different disciplines.

 

The money raised in Cycle for Sight will go to help McPherson ERI researchers investigate cures and treatments for blinding diseases.

 

Cycle for Sight will take place on Saturday, March 2, at the UW Natatorium (Nat) and the South East Recreational Facility (SERF). The event is open to anyone to participate, individually or as a team of four.

 

To register as a team captain or an individual participant, visit the event website. If you sign up as an individual, you’ll be assigned to a team. There is a registration fee of $40 per team, or $10 per individual. Teams will be assigned a riding time. Team members ride with spinning-instructor guidance or at their own pace for about 50 minutes each. Organizers will try to schedule team riders simultaneously, although there may be exceptions. Each team rides for a total of four hours.

 

The McPherson ERI is asking team members to raise at least $500 per team through individual donations and team sponsorships.

 

For more information, contact Michael Chaim at chaim@wisc.edu.



Date Published: 01/03/2013

News tag(s):  researchophthalmology

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