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Light Angel Walkathon 2015
The Salvation Army & Rotary Club of Peninsula Sunrise Subsidise the Elderly to Cure Eye Diseases
Senior citizens contributed their young years to the society. When they are getting old, their eyes deteriorate and their eyesight becomes poor. If elderly people overlook the symptoms of eye diseases, they may be blind for late consultation. The Salvation Army collaborates with the Rotary Club of Peninsula Sunrise to organise the Light Angel Walkathon 2015, raising funds for the eye care and eye treatment of the elderly in need.
Subsidise the Elderly to Cure Eye Diseases
The Light Angel Walkathon 2015 was held this morning (18 January 2015, Sunday) along Shing Mun River in Shatin. The kick-off ceremony was officiated by Dr Ko Wing-man, BBS, JP, Secretary for Food and Health of the HKSAR Government; Lieut-Colonel Ian Swan, Officer Commanding of The Salvation Army; Ms Belinda Yeung, District Governor of Rotary International District 3450; Dr Jeffrey Pong, Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Societies for Prevention of Blindness; and Mr Daniel Wong, Executive Director of Midland IC&I Limited. They expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the participants of the Walkathon. Their support helps raise funds for the eye care of the elderly.
Started at The Salvation Army Tin Ka Ping School, the course was set along Shing Mun River in Shatin. Certificates were presented to the participants who walked the full course. To raise the awareness of eye diseases of the elderly, an “eye disease experiential course” was set to provide special eyeglasses which helped the participants feel the impacts of three common eye diseases (diabetes, glaucoma and cataract) among senior citizens.
The elderly people suffering from eye diseases joined the Walk with their family members and volunteers to show their support and gratefulness for the care of the community. Volunteers from Midland IC&I Limited also tendered their full support to help raise funds for the eye care of senior citizens.
The proceeds of the Light Angel Walkathon 2015 will go to the Light Angel Elderly Eye Care Project, providing eye check-up service, organising eye care seminars, and subsidising the less fortunate elderly to have eye surgery.
Dr Ko Wing-man, BBS, JP, Se...
Participants raise funds fo...
Participants raise funds fo...
Special eyeglasses provided...