Blind and visually impaired hold 5K walk to raise money and awareness around vision issues

Saturday, June 3, 2017

At age 8, Tyler Kirk started losing his eyesight to Stargardt disease, and he battled through Raleigh public schools learning Braille, guided by a white cane and tenacity. For the last four years, he and his family have circled the 1-kilometer track at Spring Forest Park, joining hundreds of others in the Triangle’s annual 5K VisionWalk. Put on by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the event raised roughly $120,000 this year for research into retinal diseases. Learn more about the Triangle Walk and its participants in The News & Observer article here.