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Cincinnati 2017 People of Vision Award Dinner

Cincinnati 2017 People of Vision Award Dinner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                    
For more information:
Prevent Blindness

Whitney Anderson

Phone: 800-301-2020 ext. 105

E-mail: [email protected]

 
                                        Prevent Blindness and Luxottica Name Anthem Blue Cross and

                                Blue Shield of Ohio and Erin Hoeflinger the as 2017 People of Vision Honoree

Cincinnati, OH (Feb. 13, 2017) – The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness and Luxottica are pleased to announce that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio and Erin Hoeflinger, President will be honored at the 24th Annual People of Vision Award Dinner for their outstanding visionary leadership and philanthropic work in Southwest Ohio. The award will be presented by Luxottica and Jason Singh, O.D, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza on March 14, 2017.

 

Over 300 people are expected to attend the People of Vision Award Dinner and proceeds will top over $80,000 to support Prevent Blindness sight-saving programs including vision screening training, advocacy to widen access to vision care and vision research support.

 

“Erin Hoeflinger and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio possess an exemplary commitment to serving our community and providing resources to people in need living in Southwest Ohio,” said Robert Jung, Chair of the Prevent Blindness Southwest Ohio Chapter’s Executive Council. “Their support of the community provides a strong foundation for families to build upon and Prevent Blindness is proud to honor them with this award,” he added.

 

Members of the People of Vision Award Committee include:

  • Mike Allen, Michael K. Allen & Associates

  • Amber Batty, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Mark Bell, Nedcon

  • Bradley D’Souza, Tesla Motors

  • Scott Gerhart, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Shelley Hahn, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Katie Heenan, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Carl Highsmith, Luxottica

  • Erin Hoeflinger, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Bob Jung, U.S. Bank

  • Michelle Neu, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Dorie Pappas-Mitchell, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Tim Schmalz, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Doug Singler, Messer Construction Co.

  • Dr. Jason Singh, Luxottica

  • Chris Sparks, US Bank

  • Zach Strauss, Differential

  • David Sweetay, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • John Thorp, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Tina Vilardo, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio

  • Karlyn Wade-Richardson, Luxottica

  • Mike Walsh, Mike Walsh, LLC

The People of Vision Award was established in 1985 by the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness to honor and recognize visionary organizations and their top leadership for the outstanding work they have undertaken to enhance the quality of life within their communities. The premise of the People of Vision Award is that our community is enriched by such leadership which reflects a “vision of community” to be celebrated and emulated. It’s been recognized as one of Southwest Ohio’s premier charitable events.

Half of all blindness is preventable and the number of blind and visually impaired is expected to double by the year 2030 if nothing is done to address the problem. Furthermore, it is estimated that the economic impact of visual disorders and disabilities costs approximately $5.4 billion annually. 

About Prevent Blindness 

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020.  Or, visit us on the web at www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio and Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/PB_Ohio.

Pictured are members of the People of Vision Award Committee chaired by Jason Singh, O.D, Luxottica honoring Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio and Erin Hoeflinger, President. The People of Vision Award Dinner will be held on March 14, 2017 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza.

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