Annual Run for Vision 5K

Hazel Myers, bilateral cornea recipient, serves as official race starter

Hazel Myers, bilateral cornea recipient, serves as official race starter

Run for Vision


November 17, 2013
New Orleans, LA

Over 340 registrants braved an early morning fog to run along the Mississippi River in the 28th Annual Run for Vision 5K. Hazel Myers, a bilateral corneal transplant recipient from Baton Rouge, served as the official “starter,” sounding the horn to begin the race. Ms. Myers, who suffered from Fuchs dystrophy prior to her transplants, is an advocate for eye donation awareness.

Bausch + Lomb has sponsored the race for nearly three decades, this year raising $17,190 to support EBAA’s mission.

Among the hundreds of participants were overall race winners Gauti Johannesson and Emily Schneider, who crossed the finish line in 17 minutes and 19.24 minutes, respectively; as well as Dr. Woodford Van Meter, who has consistently run in the 5K for over 20 years.

EBAA sincerely thanks Southern Eye Bank, Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank, and the Legacy Donor Foundation in New Orleans for their support and efforts in making this year's Run a memorable and successful event.

Run for Vision Results

Top Three Male Participants

Name Time
Gauti Johannesson17:00
Jason Crosson17:09
Glen Bryant17:38

Top Three Female Participants

Name Time
Emily Schneider19:24
Yvonne Ou20:13
Sue Hamilton21:16

For complete race results, please click here.

(Left to right) EBAA President & CEO, Kevin Corcoran, race winner Gauti Johannesson, and Bausch + Lomb Vice-President, Surgical, Brad Short

(Left to right) EBAA President & CEO, Kevin Corcoran, race winner Gauti Johannesson, and Bausch + Lomb Vice-President, Surgical, Brad Short

Representatives from EBAA, Southern Eye Bank and the Legacy Donor Foundation with Hazel and donor family member Lewis Serpas (right)

Representatives from EBAA, Southern Eye Bank and the Legacy Donor Foundation with Hazel and donor family member Lewis Serpas (right)

Participants take off at the start line

Participants take off at the start line