Today’s the day! At 9:30 p.m. PDT (10:30 p.m. MDT), our friend Norma Bastidas will set off on a 135-mile (217-kilometre) journey non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California. She’s running the Badwater® 135, one of the toughest races on the planet, in support of Operation Eyesight. The temperature in Death Valley is expected… Continue reading Go Norma go!
Two weeks from today, our friend Norma Bastidas will officially start the most extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet – the Badwater® 135. She’ll run 135 miles (not kilometers!) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California through extreme heat and intense elevation changes, all in support of Operation Eyesight. We checked in… Continue reading Two weeks until Badwater!
Like any mom, Norma Bastidas would move mountains if she could, to help her child. While living in Calgary, AB eight years ago, Norma’s oldest son Karl was diagnosed with an eye condition that doctors told her would cause him to go blind. Norma was helpless to do anything to save his vision. She took… Continue reading A dedicated mother, athlete and ambassador of sight
She’s run, climbed, biked, swum, broken a Guinness World Record and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Norma Bastidas, long-time Operation Eyesight supporter and friend, is truly an inspiration to others. When asked who her inspiration is, Norma is quick to answer: “My kids.” Norma, who lives in Delta, B.C., is a full-time… Continue reading Be inspired