Article in Sault Online (SSM) 2016
The Ride for Sight hit the Honda dealership around 9:30 this morning for breakfast on their journey. Over 100 bikers made it out for the cause today.
Ride for Sight is the longest running motorcycle charity fundraiser in Canada; raising funds in support of sight saving research through the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The first ride began in 1979 in Central Ontario. The Sault Ste Marie event started in 2012 at the Roberta Bondar pavilion in downtown Sault Ste Marie.
After a very successful first year it was decided to move the event out to Stokely Creek Lodge to provide the participants with a camping option and to experience the true beauty of the area. It will be held in the same location each July.
This is the fifth year running locally.
Each regional Ride is organized by volunteer Ride for Sight Planning Teams. While Ride for Sight participants are primarily comprised of motorcyclists — volunteers, fundraisers and supporters also include non-motorcyclists and families affected by retinal diseases.
Ride for Sight is the single largest private fundraising initiative for vision research in the world. To-date, Ride for Sight has raised more than $25 million in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the only organization in Canada whose mandate is to fund research for blindness caused by retinal degenerations.