Retina South Africa’s mission as a non-profit organisation (NPO 003-184), self-help organisation is to restore the gift of sight to children and adults living with low or degenerating vision or blindness caused by genetic retinal eye conditions. The following passionate statement by Retina SA elaborates on their mission:
“For 30 years Retina SA has pursued this dream and through the miracle of modern day medical science a proven ‘CURE IS IN SIGHT’. We will continue to push forward and provide invaluable information, knowledge, know- how and support to thousands of South Africans and much more Africans, who will benefit, to maximise and preserve their existing vision and to help them live fruitful and productive lives. We will not stop until all forms of genetic retinal eye conditions are cured and then, and only then will we close our doors.”
Since the inception of the project in 1989, the Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon has been providing volunteer street marshals for the annual Dischem “Ride for Sight” fundraising cycle race held on the streets of Boksburg in February of each year. From humble beginnings, in the early 1990’s this event has become a major event on the cycling calendar and attracts thousands of riders.