- Feb. 24, 2014 - CERRITOS, Calif. --
Running the ASICS LA Marathon blindfolded is a daunting task, but that will not stop Kevin Kierce. As part of the Weeple Army and Team SISU, he is no stranger to conquering challenges like the world famous Spartan Races. Kevin accepted a new challenge by guiding a blind runner, Brian Tom, in the Gladiator Rock’n Run.
Brian Tom is founder and CEO of Blind Start of America (“BLINDSTART”)
, which is a non-profit organization that brings together both blind and sighted people through challenging athletic events. Now, Kevin is tackling a whole new challenge by running the AISCS LA Marathon to support BLINDSTART. Kevin and his running partner, Steffan “Cookie” Cook, will be taking turns running blindfolded and acting as a sighted guide. To donate and support Kevin Kierce, visit the fundraising page http://www.firstgiving.com/
For more information, please contact Mary Swetka Yu or visit our website at http://www.BLINDSTART.org
.About Blind Start of America
Blind Start of America is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired individuals to learn and develop job skills to enable them to ultimately lead lives of independence. The organization achieves this through education, training, counseling, communication, and technology.