We are leading the worldwide fight against blinding eye disease through our unique model — uniting the world’s largest Eye Bank, our cutting-edge Ocular Research Center, and our Foundation together to create the leading institution for ocular science. We are advocates for the 45 million blind and visually impaired people across the globe, and our mission is to set new standards for ocular endeavors that will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired.

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2018 Roar Through Ybor – Race for Sight

Roar Through Ybor 2018

Run in darkness so that others can live in the light

Who: Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research Foundation

What: Night Race 2018! 5K and 1 mile Fun Run

When: Friday, April 20, 2018

Where: Centennial Park, Ybor City -- 1800 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

Time: Check-In Begins -- 6:00 PM

5K Race Begins -- 7:00 PM

Be sure to stick around for our Awards Ceremony and celebration post-race!

Fees: Get a jump on those New Year’s Resolutions! Only for the month of January, online registrations are $20.00 per person!

Additional Information:
Roar Through Ybor – Race for Sight benefits the mission of the Lions Eye Institute Foundation to:

  • Enable our Ocular Research Center to conduct research to prevent, arrest or delay the progression of blinding eye diseases.
  • Support the process by which we recover and ensure that ocular tissue is safe for transplantation.
  • Transform lives by enuring that all individuals who need a corneal transplant can receive one regardless of their ability to afford the sight-saving surgery.

Click here for more information and to register today!


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