Summer 2021 Letter From Reena Chandra Rajpal, Executive Director
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Dear CBI family and friends,
I hope you and your loved ones are healthy, happy and enjoying the start of summer.
While the COVID pandemic has begun to recede in certain parts of the world, the second wave has taken a heavy toll in India, adversely affecting our partners there. We hold them close in our thoughts.
If there is one thing that the pandemic has taught us at CBI, it is that we all can play a key role in strengthening our partners so they can continue serving men, women and children in need — even through times of crisis.
You can support our work in these challenging times by taking part in our June 24-25 CBI Birthday Celebration, featuring a challenge to give vision to 100 people. And, we’re pleased to invite you to our virtual World Sight Day event on Thursday, October 14.
During this online event, you’ll learn all about our sight-restoring impact so far this year. You’ll also discover how technology and innovation can reduce global blindness in our lively talk with Kovin Naidoo, senior vice president of inclusive business, philanthropy and social impact at Essilor, a world leader in ophthalmic optics.
And, we’ll have a fun online silent auction, including international art, jewelry, enriching experiences and more!
We encourage you to register today at combatblindness.org/world-sight-day.
Thank you for making a transformative difference in the lives of visually impaired and blind people who need our help.
Reena Chandra Rajpal, MPH
President & Executive Director