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AUSTRALIAN INHERITED RETINAL DISEASE REGISTER AND DATA BANK
YOUTH AMBASSADORS JUNE 2011
THE EYE CON RUN was a massive undertaking which mirrored the tough journey sufferers of Retinitis Pigmentosa face every day throughout their lives.
As associate Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Bone Disease, Terry Diamond ran a marathon ( 42km) a day for seven days, in seven states.
Proceeds from this run will be used to set up a stem cell research program for sufferers of RP, hoping to achieve a therapeutic goal of restoring 20-20 vision in these individuals by 2020. Terry's remarkable effort raised over $135,000 in donations! Thank you Australia for supporting Terry and Retina Australia!
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