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‘A Line of Sight’ wheels through Welches posted on 06/30/2017

(MT) – Chris Mairs, 60, flashed through Welches June 20, putting the pedal down on one leg of his 3,653-mile cross-country trek.

Mairs, a tech entrepreneur from England, has set a goal of raising $144,000 for sight-restoring eye surgeries worldwide. He is legitimately inspired. He lost his sight at the age of 18 to a rare degenerative eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa.

Mairs rides behind his co-rider who steers and pedals.

The ride began June 18 in Astoria and the plan is to raise funds for 60 eye surgeries each day, over the span of 60 days, and averaging 60 miles per day. The $144,000 will restore sight to 3,600 men, women and children suffering from impaired vision. The ride will wind up August 7 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The campaign is dubbed “A Line of Sight” and is sponsored by SEE International, a nonprofit, humanitarian organization that provides medical, surgical, and educational services by volunteer ophthalmic surgeons with the primary objective of restoring sight to disadvantaged blind individuals.

For more information on the venture, or to donate, visit www.alineofsight.org.uk.

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