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PNC Foundation Awards Grant to Prevent Blindness

PNC Foundation Awards Grant to Prevent Blindness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information:

Prevent Blindness

Whitney Anderson

Phone: (800) 301-2020 ext. 105

E-mail: [email protected]

                                PNC Foundation Awards Grant to Prevent Blindness to support the HealthyEyes Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio – (Dec. 21, 2017) The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness announced today that it has received a $10,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to help support its HealthyEyes Program: Removing Barriers to Education and Job Success. The grant will be used to provide sight-saving services for high-risk individuals in Central Ohio, particularly in the Franklinton area, before they lose their vision.

“We are grateful to the PNC Foundation for their partnership in helping us protect the precious gift of sight by providing services that help individuals adopt healthy habits in regard to eye care and eye safety,” said Sherry Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness.

The ultimate goal of the HealthyEyes Program is to increase academic, job success and elder independence by reducing the incidence of unnecessary vision loss and impairment by providing education, vision screening and access to our voluntary system of vision care services for high-risk, medically disadvantaged children, youth, families and seniors.  Early detection and treatment have a positive effect on independence, productive learning and employment.

Prevent Blindness is the state’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. It provides direct services to more than one million Ohioans and educates consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their sight.

About the PNC Foundation

The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

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 one million 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.

                                                                  

 Shannon Morgan, VP, Client and Community Relations of PNC Bank presents a $10,000 check to Prevent Blindness to help support the HealthyEyes program that provides sight-saving services for high-risk individuals in Central Ohio, with particular emphasis on the Franklinton area of Columbus, before they lose their vision.