Published: June 2009

On June 7, Boston College hosted the eighth “Vision 5K Run and Walk,” which was created by Joseph Quintanilla ’98 to focus attention on the visually impaired. Competitive runners, joggers, and weekend walkers—many of them visually impaired—participate in the annual event, which has raised more than $1 million for training programs and new technologies that enable visually-impaired individuals to lead independent lives. “It’s great to return to campus for the Vision 5K,” said Quintanilla, who is director of development at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, Massachusetts. “It is not only a beautiful location, but also a great match because of the school’s commitment to support students with disabilities.”

@BC presents video highlights of a May 21 training session for participants planning to wear blindfolds when they take part in the race.

This feature was posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 and is filed under Videos.
Producer: Ravi Jain, Video: Paul Dagnello, Ravi Jain