For Dean Cameron, having low vision since birth has never stopped him from taking on challenges and chasing his dreams. Dean was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa when he was young and now only has limited light perception.

“I’ve always been active. It was just finding something that I could do, and be independent, but still have some support.”

It didn’t take Dean long to find his ‘thing’. As an avid triathlete and tandem bike rider, Dean has spent the past 10 years on the back of a bike, racing competitively across Australia.

On Sunday 5 December 2021, he’ll be taking part in the Moreton Bay 100, to raise funds for the charity that has changed his life.

“Getting my Guide Dog, Viking is the best decision I’ve ever made,” Dean said. "He helps me navigate my world independently and I’m more active now than I’ve ever been.

"He’s a great mate. He’s changed my life.”

This year, Dean is asking his community to join him in signing up for the race and raising money to help more Queenslanders be matched with a Guide Dog like Viking.

While Viking won’t be getting on the bike with Dean, he helps him get to and from his important training sessions and provides great moral support.

Dean is taking part in this event, not only to raise vital funds, but to also raise awareness about low vision and blindness.

Ride with Dean and raise funds make an impact for people living with vision loss!

About Guide Dogs

At Guide Dogs, we put clients and their families at the heart of everything we do. For 60 years, Guide Dogs has been trusted to empower and support people who are blind or have low vision.

We understand that no two journeys are the same. So we work side-by-side with Queenslanders of all ages and at all levels of vision loss to help them find their way with services tailored to suit them.

We deliver more than 900 programs to people with vision loss and blindness every year, including our iconic guide dogs. It takes an incredible amount of time, love, energy and funds to help these pups reach their full PAWtential. From their birth at our Guide Dogs nursery, and through their 2 years of training, it costs more than $50,000 to transform each gorgeous pup into a life-changing guide dog.

Help us make a PAWsitive impact! With your support we can continue to provide freedom and independence to people living with vision loss.