October 11th is World Sight Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of global blindness and visual impairment. It's also International Day of the Girl, a global initiative promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
The intersection of these dates is significant to Seva Canada as we strive, along with our donors, to ensure that girls have an equal right to sight.
Right now, 2 out of 3 of the world's 1.4 million children living with blindness are girls. Not because they go blind more often, but because of cultural and economic barriers they face in accessing eye care.
In honour of World Sight Day, we are holding our third annual Sweat for Sight campaign, a multi-faceted charity fitness event. Studios, gyms, individuals, and teams across Canada are showing their support by holding a fitness-inspired fundraiser or dedicating a fitness class to getting sweaty and restoring sight.
You can get sweaty, raise awareness, give the power of sight and change lives! Visit www.seva.ca/sweatforsight2018 to learn more and see what gyms and studios are holding classes in your area. #SweatforSight