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World Sight Day Challenge 2017

Calgary, AB – Optometry Giving Sight is once again inviting all those who value good vision to support its major fundraising campaign for the year, the World Sight Day Challenge. The Challenge will run throughout October – with World Sight Day being celebrated on Thursday, October 12.

As part of its support for Our Children’s Vision, Optometry Giving Sight will fund projects that give sight and hope to more than 1 million children in 2017.

“It’s sobering to be reminded that seven hundred years after glasses were invented, there are still children in the world suffering from severe vision loss,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Aragon, Global Chair of Optometry Giving Sight. “This not only creates frustration and learning difficulties for the children affected, but can impact their future productivity and earning potential.”

For the past 10 years, thousands of Optometrists, their staff, patients, students and colleagues in the industry have taken the World Sight Day Challenge by making a tax-deductible donation and / or by raising funds in their practice, school or company.

“It’s simple and fun to do,” said Clive Miller, Global CEO of Optometry Giving Sight. “We have materials to help promote your involvement, lots of fun fundraising ideas, and information that you can share that shows how your donations are having an impact on the lives of children in need.”

Dr. Lareina Yeung and the Queensway Optometric Centre team in Mississauga ON have been participating in the Challenge for over 8 years.

“Our doctors, staff and patients take great pride in fundraising for Optometry Giving Sight,” she said. “The World Sight Day Challenge encourages us to surpass our goal on a yearly basis while having fun for a meaningful cause.  We invite our colleagues across Canada and around the world to join the challenge with us this year!”

To donate, or pledge your participation by selecting one of our Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Award levels, please visit www.givingsight.org or call: 1-800-585-8265 ext 4.

Click HERE for the full press release.

 

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