On the 20th October 2013, 19 children with visual impairments ran 4km in the Beijing Marathon, accompanied by over 100 volunteers. It is an amazing achievement for each child and it was great to see so many people support our kids!
Many of the runners who did the mini, half and full marathon crossed the finish line wearing a blindfold to raise awareness of visual impairment. In a culture where blind people are rarely seen in public, apart from begging, it was a wonderful opportunity for thousands of people to see children with visual impairments running.
One of the highlights was seeing so many men get involved. Over 3/4 of our kids in this age group are men, and they need good role models and mentors.
It was a great opportunity to share Bethel China’s vision with the world: that children with visual impairments CAN live life to the fullest!
Thank you for supporting the kids as they ran in the marathon!
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