For the last four years, Matthew Wesson, MD, [Tupelo, MS] has awoken very early on the Sunday morning of ASCRS’ Annual Meeting. Before the sun is up, rain or shine, he laces up his running shoes and heads out to do something good for his health, and for those in need.
Dr. Wesson has run every single one of the Run for Sight races to benefit the ASCRS Foundation. He was there to cross the finish line at the inaugural race in 2013 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. And he will be there to cross the finish line at the 6th Annual ASCRS Foundation Run for Sight, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision, on April 15th in Washington, DC.
An avid runner in his twenties and thirties, Dr. Wesson is now 72 years-old and re-entered the sport about five years ago after a three-decade hiatus. In addition to the Run for Sight 5k distance, he greatly enjoys 10k races and has completed a few sprint triathlons.
“To me, the 5k race is actually one of the highlights of the Annual Meeting,” says Dr. Wesson. “It is early in the morning, but is well worth the effort. If there is any way you can make the race, do it! It is a memorable experience.”
Even if you are not a runner, you can still join Dr. Wesson, and help the Foundation give sight by participating in the 1k walk portion of the event. This year’s Run for Sight will showcase sunrise views of the United States Capitol building with the course running along Pennsylvania Avenue. All participants will receive a race t-shirt with their $35 registration.
To register for the Run for Sight visit: http://www.tracs.net/ascrs5k/
2018 Annual Meeting Registration must be done separately at: http://annualmeeting.ascrs.org/