LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds laced up their sneakers for a 5K on Saturday to support those living in a world without sight.

Nearly 500 runners and walkers took part in the Stampede for VIPS, Visually Impaired Preschool Services, at the Louisville Zoo.

The organization provides teachers for young children who are visually impaired or blind.

"You point to a tree and say it to a blind child it means nothing. So we have to give the parents a skill set to teach their children in a different way using the other senses," Executive Director Diane Nelson said.

The 5K event is the organization's largest fundraiser, usually raising around $80,000 dollars that will go towards teacher salaries.

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