Due to the current health situation we have made the hard decision to make this years Eye Love Logan 5k a virtual race. For the past four years this race event has been more than just a race for all of us, it has been a gathering of friends and family to celebrate our success in inching towards a cure for this life changing disease. The bad news is, we can't all play together, listen to music, and be with each other as a community. The good news is, that now we can share our fun and fundraising with everyone around the world who wants to join, without putting anyone at risk. Due to the current economic situation, our sponsorship has been minimal which means our fundraising has been drastically cut. We are hoping that you will all be able help us by safely getting some exercise in the safety of your home as well as spreading the word about this race with friends and family all over the globe. We would love to have runners from every state in the US and even some countries around the world.
Not only has this virus prevented us from having the physical race but it has also halted any research for a genetic cure. This means that clinical trials and a cure that were said to be a "slam dunk" are now sitting on the side lines. This is hard pill to swallow for families like ours who are trying to teach our visually impaired kids at home with a homeschooling set up that is only geared to kids with sight. We have amazing teachers working to make education accessible but it is a constant reminder of the fight our kids are faced with on a daily basis. It makes our hearts sad and more determined to find an answer. We plan on sending out yard signs to anyone who signs up in the local Colorado area. We would love if you would put it in your yard and try to encourage others to join. We would love to see pictures of you crossing the finish line and/or posing with your sign, or even a neighborhood filled with signs. The more education and spotlight we can put on this disease, the faster we will get across the finish line, if not for my kids, for others who still have time before their sight is gone.
Hop on a treadmill, get out on a trail or run on a track. We don't care how you do it but we want to see you and your family after you do do it. Please upload pictures and times of your victory on our facebook page and this website so we can all still celebrate together.
If you don't think you can run or walk the 5k, please consider donating by simply clicking on the donate button on the top of this page.
This is a rare disease that science will not fund a cure for as it is will not be profitable for them. This means, as parents, we are on our own to raise the money and fight for a cure. Thank you so much for your kindness!!!
RDH12 Families and Kids
|5K run/walk||Click to Find Out||Register »|