SAVE THE DATE - 3/17/14
Dining to Donate
for National Eye Donation Awareness Month
Mark your calendars! Please join the Lions Eye Bank in Dining to Donate at 1 of 38 Applebee’s locations, to help support National Eye Donor Awareness Month on Monday, March 17th, 2014. Please share this information with your communities and surrounding areas. Click here to download a press release to submit to your local papers.
When you dine-in or order your food Car Side or to go at any of the thirty-eight Wisconsin Hospitality Group owned Applebee’s locations on this special day, fifteen percent of your dinner (excluding gratuities and alcoholic beverages) will be donated to the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin.
You must bring a flyer to the restaurant to have the proceeds donated to the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin. Click here for the flyer with a listing of locations.
What is National Eye Donor Awareness Month? A month devoted to honoring eye donors, corneal recipients, and increasing awareness of the need for eye donations. The eye banking community promotes the month of March as National Eye Donor Month in order to encourage eye donation in the communities that we serve. The first National Eye Donor Month was observed in 1983 as a result of a proclamation read by President Ronald Reagan designating March as an opportunity to raise awareness of the need to donate eyes, to recognize donors and their families, and to celebrate recipients. Since then, a member of Congress has continued the tradition and reads a proclamation into the Congressional Record each March.
Nominations Now Open for
Crystal Vision Award Nominees!
We are looking for individuals who make an incredible difference in the lives of others and are instrumental in building awareness in the field of eye, organ, and tissue donation!
The Crystal Vision Award Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin.
The deadline to submit nomination forms is: January 3rd, 2014.
For questions/commnets please contact:
Cindy Smyth @ email@example.com or (608) 233-2354 ext. 5
Giving the Gift of Sight
The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3, is a team of professionals and volunteers dedicated to the mission of restoring the Gift of Sight through recovery and transplantation of corneas, research to advance the knowledge and treatment of eye diseases, and education to increase donations of human eyes after death. Serving the entire state of Wisconsin, The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin fulfills this mission by procuring, processing, and distributing eye tissue to corneal transplant surgeons, researchers, and teachers Equally important, is our commitment to education through our network of medical professionals, Lions and Lioness Clubs and members, and other volunteers who give generously of their time, talent, and treasures. The Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin continues its commitment to people in the present who receive transplants and those in the future who will benefit from the research Our ultimate goal is to improve people's quality of life through the Gift of Sight.