CBI’s 2018 World Sight Day Gala a Roaring Success!
Help us spread the word – please share this story!
Combat Blindness International celebrated World Sight Day with a gala for over 160 people at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club in Madison, Wisconsin on October 10, 2018. World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness, held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.
This year, CBI created a crowdfunding campaign via social media in an effort to increase awareness of our organization’s impact and introduce CBI to a new audience. With the generosity of a matching donor, CBI raised over $80,000 to provide sight-saving eye screenings and treatment to men, women and children around the world!
The event was highlighted with an inspiring presentation by Jonathan Patz, MD. Dr. Patz shared how addressing the root cause of climate change – burning fossil fuels – actually presents widespread and substantial health benefits to societies across the globe.
Dr. Patz is the Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore for his work as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
We are grateful to all who joined us this year and for your continued support!