FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information:
Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate
Phone: (800) 301-2020 ext. 105
E-mail: [email protected]
Prevent Blindness is awarded an $2,700 from the Jean E. Nicholas Fund for Vision Screening Equipment
Dayton, OH (Oct. 7, 2016)
– Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate (PBO) received a $2,700 Greenlight grant from the Jean E. Nicholas Fund at the Dayton Foundation to purchase Prevent Blindness Vision Screening Equipment for its Miami Valley Ohio Chapter.
Prevent Blindness is the state’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. It provides direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans and educates consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their sight.
The Vision Screening Equipment allows Prevent Blindness certified screeners to serve more than 5,000 Miami Valley residents annually and reduce the incidence of unnecessary vision loss. There are currently 1.2 million Ohioans living with vision problems, as the aging population continues to grow by the year 2030 there will be more than 2.5 million Ohioans affected with vision-robbing conditions unless something is done to increase early detection and treatment.
“We are grateful for the Greenlight Grant from the Jean E. Nicholas Fund at the Dayton Foundation for their partnership in helping us to purchase visioning screening equipment that will help us detect potential vision problems early on when their treatment is most successful ,” said Sherry Williams, President and CEO of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness.
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.
About The Dayton Foundation
The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others. The Dayton Foundation has helped caring individuals to establish and manage charitable finds and be part of the Foundations 93-year history of awarding to nonprofits over 225,000 grants totaling more than half-billion dollars. Through the Foundation, these donors have supported the building of a stronger community through philanthropy and leadership. More information about The Dayton Foundation and its services are available at www.daytonfoundation.org.