St. Luke’s Hospital honored at the 2017 People of Vision Award Dinner

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                    St. Luke’s Hospital and Dan Wakeman honored at the 2017 People of Vision Award Dinner Program

TOLEDO, OH (April 25, 2017) – St. Luke’s Hospital and Dan Wakeman, President and CEO, were recognized for their outstanding visionary leadership and philanthropic work in Northwest Ohio at Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate’s 14th Annual People of Vision Award Dinner. Rudolph Libbe Group Chairman, Bill Rudolph, who served as the Chair of the event, presented the award.

Over 100 people attended the event held at The Pinnacle in Maumee on March 28, 2017. Meteorologist, Kimberly Newman from NBC 24 WNWO served as emcee. Over $50,000 was raised to support Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate sight saving programs including vision-screening training, advocacy to widen access to vision care and vision research support.

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 that reflects a “vision of community” to be celebrated and emulated. It has been recognized as one of Northwest 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 or and Twitter at!/PB_Ohio.

Chairman of the event, Bill Rudolph, presents the People of Vision Award to honoree Dan Wakeman, President and CEO at St. Luke’s Hospital at the 14th Annual People of Vision Award Dinner.

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