A Race Against Blindness has joined forces with some of the top brands in the off-road and overland industries on their most recent vehicle fundraiser to give everyone a chance to win the ultimate overland adventure setup and to help find a cure for retinitis pigmentosa caused by Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) – a devastating cause of childhood blindness. 


A Race Against Blindness is on the cusp of funding a clinical trial for a revolutionary new gene therapy that could help children who are going blind due to a rare disease.  Their goal is to cure retinitis pigmentosa caused by Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) – a devastating cause of childhood blindness.  The medical research involved in vision saving treatment and restorative therapy is advancing rapidly. However, private funding, such as the money they raise, remains the main driver for much of this innovation.  This mission is incredibly personal to Steve and Kristina Johnston who founded the nonprofit when they discovered that their son, Luke, is going blind.

“When we found out our son was losing his vision and had just a few short years before going legally blind, we made the choice to show him as much of the beauty in the world as we could.

Traveling in an adventure vehicle (specifically a van the first time around) was an easy choice to see the most unique and beautiful places that you can’t see any other way. As we moved forward with fundraising, we wanted to find a way for others to also be able to have those types of experiences and to be able to create their own visual memories just like we have with Luke.

Giving everyone a chance to win their own adventure vehicles has been the perfect way to accomplish that while working towards our fundraising goals. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that human trials are funded. Our son’s eyesight depends on it, and there are many other children suffering from his condition.” said Steve Johnston, the founder of A Race Against Blindness


A 2024 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro pulling a 2024 Backroads Overland Co. Trail Series Camp Trailer by Expedition Trailers and $60,000 in cash! A combined value of $260,000.00!  Both the truck and trailer are fully decked out with everything you could possibly need including products from: Xtrusion XTR1 bed rack, Intrepid Camp Gear 3.0 Rooftop Tent, Pro Eagle 2.5 Ton Off-Road Jack, Multiple Taruca awnings, KC Hilites Flex era line of lights on both, Accessories provided by Overland Addict like rotopax and more.


The 2024 Backroads Overland Co Trail series trailer is loaded to the hilt with every possible option you could dream of at their highest XLE Trim package. This includes features like:

  • Custom roof rack (6 bars across)
  • Taruca 360 awning
  • Custom tongue storage box with electronics compartment & premium cargo slide (with Molly panel wall)
  • Tongue box compartment lighting
  • Interior & exterior 12V/110V power
  • 12V roof accessory power
  • KC lighting & reverse lighting
  • RGBW galley lighting & rock lighting
  • 300AH lithium battery
  • Complete REDARC TVMS with rogue
  • REDARC 2000W inverter
  • 120W REDARC hard-mounted solar panel
  • 200W portable solar kit
  • UV and carbon block water filtration
  • Midland 50W GMRS radio
  • Zero Breeze Mark II portable A/C
  • National Luna 90L dual refrigerator
  • Custom XL water heater cabinet with lower storage compartment
  • On-demand hot water system
  • ARK 4 corner stabilizers
  • Premium 6” trifold mattress
  • Premium cabin lighting
  • Spacious cabin storage
  • Integrated smart transfer switch
  • Maxxair rooftop fan with remote


Not to be outdone, the 2024 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is equally impressive and also loaded with goodies including: a more powerful drivetrain, upgraded shocks and suspension, upgraded exhaust, special features for our sport, driving and off-road driving, specialty TRD wheels, multi terrain, monitor with surrounding cameras, large multimedia touchscreens, skid plates, rooft top tent, a rack system, off-road lights and much more.



This impressive setup made its debut at MOORE Expo April 19-20, 2024 in Springfield, MO and will be available to check out in person at Overland Expo West and other locations to be announced. You can enter for a chance to win in person, at the events, or on their website araceagainstblindness.org.


START DATE:  April 18st, 2024 12:01 AM
END DATE:  August 18th, 2024 11:59 pm MST
DRAWING DATE: Approximately 7-10 days after end date
ELIGIBILITY:  Residents of US and Canada age 18 and older, except NY state
APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV):  $260,000 (Vehicle, Trailer + Cash)
SELECTION TRANSPARENCY:  Random selection by third party administration company

The innovative nonprofit isn’t stopping there! To make sure that you have numerous chances to win a wide variety of adventure vehicles. New vehicle options are being added for you to win on a monthly basis. For example, a winner for the 2023 Storyteller Beast MODE van will be announced on or around May 31, 2024, and a winner for the Shelby GT500 Mustang will be announced on or around June 30th. Visitors to the website can also learn more about the clinical trials they are working to support, upcoming events, explore stories of impact, and discover more ways to get involved.


A Race Against Blindness is a family run and founded Section 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by Steve & Kristina Johnston. Upon discovering their son’s rare genetic condition called retinitis pigmentosa caused by Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) – which is causing him to gradually lose his vision, Steve and Kristina took action and founded A Race Against Blindness to fund clinical trials and find a cure for retinitis pigmentosa.

Companies Supporting this Fundraiser Giveaway

Expedition Trailers, Backroads Overland Co, Xtrusion, KC Hilites, Intrepid Camp Gear, Pro Eagle, Overland Addict, Taruca and OVR.