News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – The Arboretum will come alive this coming Sunday, April 14,  as many runners and walkers are expected to take part in one of Bermuda’s most attractive race and walking events.
This year, the family-friendly Annual Eye Institute Classic and Walk will commence at the Arboretum and will take runners and walkers on a varying course along middle road and past ocean view golf course.
Families are encouraged to participate. There isa shorter  onemilerace for children starting at 8.30 am with the 5k for adult runners and walkers following 30 minutes later.
The Eye Institute Classic is a fitnessthemed fundraising event which encourages participants to get fit for a good cause. The event bringstogether people of all ages and fitness levels who thrive on the opportunity to exercise for charity.
T-shirts and goody bags will be available for the first 300 participants.Draw prizes include an airline travel voucher and two bicycles.
The guest of honour will be the Deputy Governor Mrs Alison CrocketThis year’s race directors are Leonard Teye-Botchway and Nana Otu Turkson.
For over a decade, the event has raised thousands of dollars for charity
  • About the Instituteof Ophthalmology: The Missionat Bermuda International Institute of Ophthalmology (BIIO) is to deliver outstanding eye care with compassion through the continuous improvements in its systems and technology with an engaged team of committed and exceptional professionals. BIIO,is a dedicated to the principle of Charitable and Social Responsibility. To this end it invests in the community and embracestrategic partnerships that makea positive difference to Bermuda
  • This year the Institute of Ophthalmology is bringing muchneeded awareness to two charitiesAge Concern and the Skills Development Program
  • A truly caring organization, Age Concern Bermuda has reached beyond normal boundaries to access the best in information, provide the best in advocacyofferingitsmembership unique opportunitiessuch as support forcaregivers, children and families of seniors. Individuals who are not able to participate can donate directly to Age Concern by visiting their website.The Skills Development Program is an excellent training and Development Opportunity for young people who are interested in learning about horticulture. The program delivers the skills, knowledge and experience that will assist in making the participants suitable for employment opportunities in boththe public and private sector. The Skills Development program is closely affiliated with the Garden Club of Bermuda
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