LRBT Ride for a Cause 2016 marked the celebration of World Sight Day with special emphasis on awareness of cornea donation in Pakistan. The event was held in partnership with DHA, at DHA Sports Club (Moin Khan Academy) amidst great hype and fervor. Over 1,000 people attended the event on a Sunday morning which demonstrated the spirit of the people for the cause.
The event kicked early Sunday morning with CMK-a team of 200+cyclists-riding in support of LRBT around DHA Phase-VIII, completing a ride of roughly 20 kms. Following this was the children’s cycling event, with participants from various schools from across the city taking part with enthusiasm. The kids ride was a shorter circuit of 2kms around the venue. They finished their activity, the runners-led by the Karachi Run Forum-lined up for their exciting run of 5 kms. Following the runners and joggers were the participants who walked for LRBT Walk for a Cause.
Each team was led by team leaders and the route was secured by DHA Security & Vigilance and an emergency backup Aman Foundation Ambulance. Another exciting event at the ‘LRBT Ride for a Cause‘ was the entry of the VCCCP team with their wonderful array of vintage and classic cars. Excitement rose even more amongst the children and adults alike as the bikers led by Throttle Shorttle, entered the venue, passing through the crowd that clapped and got excited simply listening to the roar of the powerful motorcycle engines. The bikers rode to the streets of DHA showing their support to LRBT and its services.
Last but definitely not the least, was the air show by Hobby Lobby which attracted a large crowd at the air show marked area. Hobby Lobby displayed its wide range of model airplanes and trucks, which was exciting, interesting and won the applauds of the gathering. Another remarkable feature of attraction was establishment of various company stalls, food and entertainment stalls including various breakfast options, fresh juices, tea and other beverages. The event closed with a small music performance by Ali Rehan courtesy Leo Music School.