Running to Save Sight


Photos: c. HKI/Chad Haas

Born in rural Minnesota, Lisa Reeck decided on a whim to participate in a half marathon in 2009.  That race sparked a passion in Lisa, and running quickly became a constant source of inspiration in her life, through good times and bad.

When Lisa’s mother began to lose her vision and was diagnosed with cone-rod dystrophy a few years ago, Lisa felt compelled to help others who also experience vision loss.

Driven by a deep desire to make a difference, she ran the Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon in honor her mother and donated the funds she raised to support Helen Keller International’s programs that save sight and lives around the world, a cause that she and her mother picked out together.

After months of training, Lisa ran an inspiring and successful race last Saturday. As Lisa crossed the finish line, her proud family, including her smiling mother, was there waiting to greet her and to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Learn more about how you can save sight and lives by donating to Helen Keller International.

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Categories: Preventing Blindness, United States

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