Tuesday, June 9, 2015

12 Year Old Runs 50 Marathons to Raise Money for Eye Care

"Twelve-year-old Nikolas Toocheck, a student at Hillendale Elementary School, is running a marathon in each of the 50 U.S. states to raise money for the Seva Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides critical vision care to people in need around the world," reports the Southern Chester Weekly. "Through his Running the World for Children Stateside campaign, Nikolas’ goal is to help children in need receive the gift of sight. Funds raised will support Seva’s pediatric programs to prevent blindness and preserve eyesight. With 37 years of experience, Seva is a leading innovator in the delivery of vital sight-saving eye care services. Seva’s programs have a special effort to reach children, the most vulnerable members of our human community. www.seva.org  Why this cause? Nikolas’s father is an eye doctor who has volunteered countless times all over the world, providing eye care to people in need. Nikolas has learned about this critical need while growing up." Read more.

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