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Run for OneSight marking
fifth anniversary

Upper Stewiacke event scheduled for Sept. 23

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Sept. 20, 2017

UPPER STEWIACKE, N.S. – Danny Nolan has been as far as Bakersfield, California, to Puebla, Mexico, to Salgueiro, Brazil and Omaha, Nebraska, providing eye exams and glasses to people who cannot afford it.
“Through those missions we have helped over 7,000 people, mostly children, with eye exams and glasses at no cost,” said Nolan, an optician with Pearle Vision in Truro.
The international missions are through OneSight, a foundation that supplies vision care and glasses to those in need, not just internationally, but also nationally and locally.

The annual Run for OneSight will celebrate its fifth anniversary in Upper Stewiacke, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 23. Shown here are participants during last year’s event.

Photo courtesy of Danny Nolan

In 2012, Nolan started the Run for OneSight in his home community of Upper Stewiacke, and it will take place this year on Saturday, Sept. 23.
The event features both a 10K and a 5K, and participants can run, walk or bike for the cause. It is hosted at the Canning farm in Upper Stewiacke.
“The course itself is 1K of road shoulder and then dirt road and farm roads,” explained Nolan. “The 5K course is an out and back and flat, while the 10K is a loop course with a tough hill from 2.5K until 5K and then a long downhill to the finish. It is beautiful country, with farm views along the whole course.
“You definitely know you’re in the country, right from the fresh farm smell at the start,” he added.
In celebration of the anniversary, there will be plenty of surprises, fun and prizes.
“I would love to have a turnout of about 65-85 people,” said Nolan. “The more the better.”
For more on the Run for OneSight, visit here .