Karachi—The 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 fervour. Over 1,000 people attending the event.
The event kicked off early 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 and across the city taking part in the first of its kind children activity lead by CMK Juniors. The kids ride was a shorter circuit of 2kms around the venue. After 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 S&V and an emergency backup Aman Foundation Ambulance.
Things got exciting at the ‘LRBT Ride for a Cause’ main hub as display partners came into action with the entry of the VCCCP team with their wonderful array of vintage and classic cars. For the first time ever, attendees were allowed to have pictures taken as well as ride in these beauties. The proceeds were donated by Team VCCCP to LRBT.
Excitement rose even more amongst the children and adults alike as the bikers led by Throttle Shrottle, entered the venue, passing through the crowd that clapped and got excited simply listening to the roar of the powerful motorcycle engines. The bikers displayed their bikes, allowed people to have pictures taken and then 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, never done before.