Runners step out to help the blind in India

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Members of the 7@7 group after the race.

A group from Avondale College Church (Cooranbong, NSW) recently took part in a running event to raise awareness of a charity that restores sight to blind people in India.

A team of 17 runners from the church’s 7@7 life group entered the Central Coast Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run on November 24, each wearing Eyes for India Oceania t-shirts.

“It was great to see our 7@7 runners raising awareness of the needs of blind people in India,” said Anthony Hibbard, who assists with leading the 7@7 group. “On the day, many of our runners ran personal best times!”

Eyes for India Oceania supports the work of Dr Jacob Prabhakar and his team at the Adventist-run Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital in Punjab, India. Dr Prabhakar performs hundreds of cataract operations each week that transform the lives of the blind.

The patients see the love of Christ in the way they are being treated by dedicated Adventist staff. They receive pre- and post operative care, and are given Bibles and other literature in their own language.

For more details about Eyes for India Oceania: eyesforindia.org.au.