25th Anniversary Lions Ride for Sight
This year marks the 25thAnniversary of the Lions Ride for Sight, which raises funds for CERA’s vision research and the Lions Eye Donation Service. Last year’s event raised a record $60,000 – an outstanding result that made a tangible difference to CERA researchers. We want to once again thank all the organisers, sponsors, riders and local Lions Clubs for their generosity and ongoing support.
The event held from 10–15 April is organised by Lions District 201V3 made up of members from Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula. The social bike ride includes 59 riders covering 400km to fundraise and have fun. The five-day course travels from Tidal River to Foster, then onto Wonthaggi, San Remo, Korumburra and finishes at Inverloch.
The riders hope to raise a record amount this year and take to total raised over the past 25 years to over one million dollars.
Tanya Pejnovic from CERA said, “After many years as a clinical orthoptist and then a Research Manager at CERA, I gained insight into how valuable research is to those affected by eye disease. Taking part in the Lions Ride for Sight gives me an opportunity to continue to support the important work that is being done by my colleagues. Stefan, my son, is joining the ride so we have both been training hard. I’m sure he is secretly scared I will be fitter and faster than him!”