Running for a Cause: The 2014 Boston Marathon

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This is a follow up to a previous post on deaf-blind marathon runner and Team Eye and Ear member Bill Barkeley.

Last week’s Boston Marathon was especially significant—besides marking one year after the tragic bombings, the marathon’s winner was the first American man to do so since 1983.

In addition, more than 100 members of Team Eye and Ear hit the streets for 26.2 miles and showed that they truly are “Boston Strong.” Together they raised more than $800,000 to fund patient care and research at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, the Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and home to the world’s largest vision and hearing research facilities. Mass. Eye and Ear treated more than 75 people for specific hearing and vision issues after last year’s tragedy.

VSP Vision Care and TruHearing served as team sponsors, and Nike Vision donated Nike sunglasses for the team to wear. It was a very sunny day, so the sunglasses came in handy, and the team members wore them proudly!

Here are some photos from race day:






For more photos of Team Eye and Ear during the marathon, visit the team’s Facebook photo album.

Congratulations to the team for their amazing achievement! We are happy to support the cause.

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