Orbis Hong Kong Walk for Sight 2012

21 Jan

2012 will be the thirteenth successive year that ORBIS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have joined forces to raise funds for ORBIS‘ sight-saving work in China by hosting Walk for Sight. Committed to giving back to the communities of which it is a part, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has helped raise around HK$24 million since becoming the Walk’s title sponsor in 2000. By joining, you will help ensure a brighter future for countless thousands of China’s preventably blind.

Date: March 11, 2012 Sunday

Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Location: The walk will begin and end at the Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam Country Park

Shuttle Service: Free round trip shuttle buses will operate from Central Pier No.8 (to Hunghom) starting from 8:00 am to 8:45 am

Route Options: 6 km for families, 10 km for keen walkers and 14 km for adventurous walkers

Top Fundraising Award: Two-night holiday in Bangkok, including accommodation sponsored by The Peninsula Bangkok plus two return tickets sponsored by HealthyD.com.

Most Participants Award: The team with the most participants will be awarded a trophy.

About Orbis:
ORBIS Hong Kong was established in early 90s when a group of impassioned individuals who shared the dream of a world free from preventable blindness came together to raise public awareness about eye care issues. That same year, three high-profile supporters donated US$14 million to fund the purchase of a DC-10 airplane to replace the existing DC-8 Flying Eye Hospital. The biggest of these supporters was leading local businessman Mr. Y.C. Ho, who generously donated US$7 million of the DC-10’s cost. He and his fellow donors’ extraordinary kindness succeeded in instantly raising awareness about ORBIS’s presence in Hong Kong and its worldwide sight-saving work.

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