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Jason runs the NYC Marathon

Supporting Cataract Kids Australia Limited

Cataract Kids Australia Limited

Cataract Kids Australia

I am still hoping to run the New York City Marathon with a goal to raise $5,000 for Cataract Kids Australia. Originally I had a place in the 2020 NYC Marathon but due to COVID-19 that was cancelled, I decided to defer my place in the NYC Marathon to 2022 and hope to still be able to complete it in 2022.

Cataract Kids Australia is an organisation close to my heart. Their goal is to improve the visual outcomes of children with cataracts by enhancing the support and information provided to families, working with clinicians to optimise treatment outcomes and linking with researchers to improve the flow of information.

For those that don’t know, my youngest son Hudson was only a few months old when he was diagnosed with having “Bilateral Congenital Cataracts” and is currently “Aphakic” in his right eye meaning, “without a lens”. He wears an artificial lens which we have to insert and remove daily. It's not a condition that people associate with kids, but so many do live with it every day. Without early detection, blindness is a real possibility. Without Cataract Kids Australia we would have been lost.

The NYC Marathon is held annually on the first Sunday in November and courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It covers a distance of 42.195 km (or 26.219 miles). It's also the largest marathon in the world, with 53,627 finishers in 2019. The 2020 marathon was supposed to be the 50th running of the NYC Marathon, but that will now take place in 2021, so I will be running the 51st NYC Marathon.

I’ve secured my spot at the starting line. I’m putting together my team of trainers, doctors, family and friends that will support me to get to the finish line on November 6th 2020. And I'm dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Cataract Kids Australia.

Follow my journey on Facebook and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/JCalleja84).

Please also help me reach my goal by making a donation and supporting Cataract Kids Australia.

Thanks

Jason

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Help to reach the goal of $5,000

$517 raised

Time left

Ends on 11/11/2022 at 12:01 AM

Donations Received

Logo Photo Steve Esposito
Well done Hudson you champion. Your dad is rubbish at golf. Go City!
$25
Logo Photo David Hobbs
Go Jason! Sorry I never got to help you train by doing those laps around the Tan :)
$25
Logo Photo Anonymous
$25
Logo Photo Jasmina Ribarovska
$51
Logo Photo Darren Camilleri
Thanks for sharing your story, raising awareness and your proactive action.
$25
Logo Photo Tom Rados
$102
Logo Photo Precision Spread
An awesome cause to be running a marathon for - wish wish you all the best. We have been through the same vision journey with our daughter who is now 11.
$102
Logo Photo Megan Prictor
Brilliant stuff Jason!
$20
Logo Photo Tim Burke
Inspirational JC. Beware “the wall”. Lets hope your walk is closer to 35km than 7km #longwayhome
$25
Logo Photo Gatt Family .
$5
Logo Photo Alana Ribarovska
$5
Logo Photo Katerina Calleja
$102

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