Tab Bamford, July 11, 2014
Today is Iowa Day on BTN, and this special report detailing the personal decision of Buddy Lazier to raise awareness for a unique cause in this year's Indianapolis 500 will air at 10 AM and 10 PM.
On Memorial Day, you may have noticed a car racing around Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a new sponsor.
Buddy Lazier competed in his 18th Indianapolis 500 in May, but his number 91 car had a new look: the logo of the University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research was clearly visible.
Jacqueline, Lazier's daughter, was born with a rare eye disorder known as Aniridia, which reduces visual acuity (sharpness) and increases sensitivity to light. Combined with glaucoma, Jacqueline has lost vision in her right eye. Lazier and his wife, Kara, have committed to raising awareness and finding a cure.
For more information, visit http://wivr.uiowa.edu.