Orbis Hong Kong Walk for Sight 2013

13 Jan

walk for sight2013 will be the fourteenth 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$27 million for establishing eye-care centers and implementing training and sight saving programs since becoming the Walk’s title sponsor in 2000. By joining them, you will help ensure a brighter future for countless thousands of China’s preventably blind.

Date: Sunday, 17 March 2013

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 Beijing, including accommodation sponsored by The Peninsula Beijing plus two return tickets sponsored by HealthyD.com. You can make use of our email template of “invite friends to sponsor” via email & Facebook for inviting your friends to make sponsorship. It offers you an outstanding opportunity to raise the maximum online sponsorship amount. (Please submit all donations by 12 March 2013 for enrolling this award.)

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

Deadline for Enrollment: 5 p.m. Wednesday, 20 February 2013
If applications are oversubscribed before this deadline, ORBIS will stop accepting applications without further notice. For full details please visit their website

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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