CBI’s World Sight Day celebration will be a fast-paced, livestreamed event highlighting our impact and featuring special guests, a fun online silent auction and more!
Our goal? Raise $50,000 to support CBI’s Cataract, International Pediatric and Certified Ophthalmic Paramedic Programs.
When you give to Combat Blindness International, you’re transforming lives.
Virtual World Sight Day Details
What: Celebrated globally, World Sight Day is an annual day of eye health awareness and advocacy.
When: Thursday, October 8, 2020
7-8:30 p.m. CDT
Where: Watch it live on this landing page, and on CBI’s Facebook page.
Our World Sight Day Guest Speakers
Bryan and Bradford Manning, founders of the Two Blind Brothers clothing line, have been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC Nightly News and more. Visually impaired since childhood, the Manning brothers are passionately committed to finding cures for blindness.
Lucy Edwards is a YouTube star, author and BBC contributor who proves that vision loss doesn’t have to hold you back. After losing her sight at age 17, Lucy has blazed trails as a champion of disability rights, inspiring others around the world.
CBI Online Silent Auction Details
What: Bid on international art, food, enriching experiences and more. Browse items here (there’s more to come, too!).
When: Thursday, October 1, through Friday, October 9, 2020
Where: Handbid, our mobile auction platform
How: Just register HERE from your computer, or follow the steps below to download the app and register on your smartphone.
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE HANDBID APP
STEP 2: SIGN UP
Next, create an account. From the app home screen, tap “GET STARTED,” then tap “REGISTER/LOGIN” and complete the information (please be sure to enter your cell phone number, not your landline number). Tap “NEXT.”
Handbid will text you a 5-digit code. Enter this code to log in. Once you are logged in, select “Combat Blindness International Auction” from the list of auctions and start browsing our items. When the bidding begins on Oct. 1, we recommend selecting “ENABLE NOTIFICATIONS,” so you’ll know if you’ve been outbid. Have fun!!!
Your support will directly contribute to the fight against preventable blindness. As a sponsor, you also will gain valuable exposure through our social media channels, media partners and supporters.
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