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Motorcyclists Fighting Blindness
We've been here since the beginning, when there was so little funding for vision research - government funding was negligible, when people were not always comfortable being associated with groups of bikers/motorcyclists, and when the Researchers were only just beginning to research the reasons behind many blinding diseases. 

Do you remember, those many many Rides ago, when you first heard of "gene therapies" that might treat or cure blindness?  Many of us could not even comprehend the science, the possibilities - but we rallied the Riders and their Friends, we united Canadians to fundraise, and we funded the Researchers - and today a gene therapy can restore sight!

These are incredible times, and whether there is a pandemic or not, whether we can celebrate together or not, we will continue the great Canadian tradition of Motorcyclists Fighting Blindness.
ONLINE FUNDRAISE 
add extra chances to WIN!


All NEW * Online Fundraisers raising $75 or more will receive a Ride for Sight Shoulder Patch.
(as well as the 2021 metal Year Bar and cloth Year Bar)
(
* those who were not ONLINE Fundraisers previously)

All ONLINE Fundraisers, raising $100 or more by Mother's Day, will receive 1 chance to Win a Harley Davidson Watch made by Bulova.
Join Jerry Kubik, Rider High Miler of Alberta, on the National ONLINE Fundraising Team.  Jerry has made an early start, and is already over 60% of the way to his incredible fundraising goal.

You don't need to have and incredible goal like Jerry.  You know that all fundraising through Ride for Sight is appreciated.  Give it a try, you'll be surprised how easy it is.  One share of your Fundraising Page on your Facebook Page can motivate more people to give. 

Anyone raising $100 or more on their ONLINE Fundraising Page, by Mother's Day, will receive a ticket on a nice Harley Davidson Watch made by Bulova.

If you want some help setting up your page, and learning the ropes, give us a call, 7 days a week, 10am - 10pm EST.  
1-800-461-3331 Ext. 224

Start your ONLINE FUNDRAISING today.
 
Ride for Sight Flashback! 
2004 Newfoundland & Labrador

Be the first to finish the sentence correctly and win a 2020 Ride for Sight T-Shirt  -  "George Small and _______________ and _______________ at the 2004 Award Table".  


 
CONGRATULATIONS!
Winner:  Mary Chaffey, of Gander, NL. 
We hope you enjoy your new T-Shirt!

August 13-15, 2021
Fenelon Falls, ON


Spots are filling up, we're pleased to see some new Riders participating.
Please get pre-registered if you want to participate at the Celebration.


Pre-register - if you have any problems, give Brenda a call 1-800-461-3331 Ext. 224.


If the province opens up even further than it was in September last year, we will open up further spots at the Celebration, while following all local and provincial health restrictions - to keep Riders, Friends, Volunteers and the local Community safe. 

See the video below to see what you can expect at the Celebration.
Saddle Up Riders - It's #43
These are amazing times… a gene therapy can restore sight!
Riders and Friends you were there in the beginning funding the research.
Continue the fight... and it won't cost you a dime?
Take a few moments and send an email, that simple - it might just be the most important thing you do today!


Health Canada has approved Luxturna as a treatment. But, it is not currently funded by provincial health care - putting this ground-breaking treatment out of reach for most Canadians.  Every week that goes by is another week of lost vision. Time = Sight and we can not let a bureaucratic process slow down access.  

We need to call on our Premiers, Health Ministers, and the pCPA to accelerate the negotiations.
Send an email now.   https://approveluxturna.ca/act-now/

PS:  It really will take only a few moments, click the link, a new window will open.  Type in your name, email, and postal code, and the system will write the email and choose the appropriate provincial peeps.
Check out Ride for Sight Central Ontario's ONLINE Auction Round 2. 
You can find it on Facebook now (AUCTION) - it will end on Wednesday, April 28th at 4:00 pm EST.

Anyone in Canada can participate, but please note that larger items may have an increased
delivery charge to ship out of province (jewelry, pins, onesies, CDs should not be affected, but
clothing and framed pictures, etc. might be).  Below are a few of the items.


Thanks in advance, for helping to support Rider for Sight Central Ontario Operation Funds.

The Volunteer Committee
Ride for sight Central Ontario
Flashback 20 years - Ride for Sight British Columbia
INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 AND YOUR EYE HEALTH
If you missed our last Newsletter you can find it here:  Inside the Ride
 
43 years later...
We're still here, our mission is not complete.  But now each year we are moving faster and faster towards
the cures.  Now we are hearing about and even seeing results.  Because of research funded by Canadians
through Riders and Friends of Ride for Sight, Scientists have a clearer understanding into many of the causes
of blindness, needed treatments are being developed, and in some cases - sight has been restored.
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