Overcoming visual impairment with Delta Gamma’s “Run for Sight”

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)- The Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments helps St. Louis-area children by providing specialized programs and services for children, from birth through high school graduation, as  well as their families. On Sunday, May 1, the Delta Gamma Center will host its 24th annual Run for Sight. The Run for Sight will feature a 5k (3-mile) run, a 2-mile walk and a kids-only "Kids Dash," all in support of Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments.

The 'Run for Sight' is the organization`s largest annual fundraiser and helps finance programs that greatly benefit children with visual impairments as well as their families.

Joshua Fields is one of the individuals that will be joining in the 5k run, this year without assistance. Due to his visual impairment Fields has always had to run while tethered to his father, David. Joshua and his father were in the studio this morning to talk about the upcoming run, and how Delta Gamma has affected his life.

The Run for Sight event began in 1992 with a few supporters and has grown to a family fun event that attracts over 1,000 participants annually and has raised $100,000. It is the vision of the Delta Gamma Center that children who are blind or visually impaired will have opportunities to fully participate in their families and communities and lead joyful, productive lives.

Additional information:

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments

24th annual Run for Sight

Sunday, May 1

Run begins: 9 a.m.

St. Louis Union Station

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