The Fred Hollows Foundation is joining forces with one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Eureka Tower, to invite people to ‘step up for sight’ by taking on the 11th annual Eureka Stair Climb.
Climbers will scale the 1,642 steps, or 88 floors, to the Eureka Skydeck at the top of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne’s Southbank precinct, while raising money for The Foundation’s work.
About 2,500 participants, ranging from first-timers to elite competitors, are expected to sign up for the challenge on Sunday 25 November.
Not only will participants push themselves physically, they will aim to raise at least $350,000 to restore sight to some of the poorest people in the world.
“The Eureka Tower is the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere, so as you can imagine, there will be a tremendous sense of achievement for participants when they reach the top,” said The Hon. John Brumby AO, Chair of The Fred Hollows Foundation.
“The Eureka Stair Climb is a great community-spirited event where every climber can not only conquer a personal goal, they can also give the gift of sight to some of the world’s poorest people living with avoidable blindness.”