Run and Walk for Sight to help Pacific Amigos Club

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People of all ages bend down, making sure their laces are tied. They look around at their fellow walkers and runners. Hands smooth down the white sheet of paper that have been attached to their shirts.

The participants all have a number, and the more numbers, the more people walking and running for a cause.

This year will be the Forest Grove Lions Club 14th Annual Run and Walk for Sight. The Forest Grove Lions Club is a local branch of a the world’s largest service organization.

The Lion’s Club will be coordinating with Pacific University on Sept. 20.

Participants will be able to choose between five or ten kilometer route.

Beginning at 21st and Cedar Street, next to the Pacific University campus, participants will be timed by Race Northwest.

Awards for top male and female finishers in both age groups and categories will be awarded on-site at the end and the results will later be available online.

All net proceeds will go toward the Pacific Amigos Club, a graduate optometry club that provides volunteer services for sight in the western Washington County and in impoverished countries.

Other proceeds will go towards the College of Optometry clinical services.

Participants will not only be able to participate in the run, but will be helping people in their community locally and helping others globally. Students will also be able to meet perspective co-workers.

In order to attend the race, adults will 35 dollars if registered by Sept. 19 or $40 the day of the race.

Student rates will be discounted by $5 each.


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