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Come ride with us to Pushkar, for the world's largest horse and camel fair!
September 15th, 2013
We're excited to announce our most recent CSR initiative with Nexus Insurance Brokers. Nexus, through Relief Riders International's CSR Division, is launching their "Ten in Ten" campaign, which aims to restore the eyesight of 10,000 people in India over the next 10 years.
India is listed as having the highest population of blind people in the world, with 15 million citizens already blind and another 3.5 million losing their sight each and every year. The cause of this widespread vision loss: cataracts, which are completely treatable through a simple, 15 minute operation.
Through this powerful CSR initiative, RRI will be setting up various free eye camps for Nexus throughout the remote regions of the country where access to quality medical care is scarce. There, we will conduct free vision screenings and provide referrals for those suffering from cataracts to receive free surgery at local hospitals.
With the "Ten in Ten" campaign, not only will the sight of thousands of people in need be restored, but they will, as a result, also be given the opportunity to receive an education, seek gainful employment and become contributing and welcomed members of their communities again.
We are very excited and heartened by this partnership with Nexus, and we're looking forward to designing and implement similar programs with corporations that have the drive and desire to give back.
If you own a business or know of one that may be interested in developing customized legacy or humanitarian solutions which make a positive impact and change lives, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'd love to help you set up your own CSR program so your organization can begin to make a difference!
As always, we thank you for your ongoing support and we're looking forward to the amazing things the rest of 2013 will bring!
For those of you interested in participating in our Relief Rides, we hope you will join us on one of our upcoming rides:
2013 Relief Ride Schedule:
November 2013 Pushkar Relief Ride
5-19 November 2013
2014 Relief Ride Schedule:
February 2014 Bikaner Relief Ride
2-15 February 2014
February/March 2014 Chanod Relief Ride
Feb 25th - March 10th, 2014
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt