10th Annual Eye Ball Gala, Vintage Hollywood

 

Lights, Camera, Action!

Ron Christaldi and the Eye Ball Host Committee invite you to join us for a red carpet affair with all of the glitz and glamour that is reminiscent of the golden age of Tinseltown.

 

The 10th annual Eye Ball Gala-Vintage Hollywood was held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the The Westly Event Center, formerly known as Mainsail Event & Conference Center, in Tampa at 6:00 PM


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Eye Ball Gala 2016 - Vintage Hollywood

WHAT IS THE EYE BALL?

The Eye Ball brings together ophthalmic specialists and surgeons, business and community leaders and loyal friends to raise awareness and funds for the sight-saving and life-enhancing work of the Lions Eye Institute Foundation.

Join us for an inspiring evening that will stir your soul. Other exciting features:

  • “Celebrity” and paparazzi appearances
  • One-of-a kind treasures in the Live and Silent Auctions
  • Inspiring stories that celebrate the Gift of Sight

MORE EVENT INFORMATION

Email or call the Foundation at 813-289-1200 or email foundation@lionseyeinstitute.org

YOUR HELP IS VITAL

Your generosity and support will ensure that we can fulfill our mission and continue to fulfill Helen Keller’s challenge to be the “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.”

ABOUT LIONS EYE INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPLANT AND RESEARCH

The Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research (LEITR) is one of the largest eye banks in the world, honoring each donor and donor family by passing on the gift of sight to recipients around the world.

OUR MISSION

To improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired through innovative ocular endeavors.

HOW LEITR FOUNDATION ASSISTS THE COMMUNITY

The Lions Eye Institute Foundation was founded to support three major initiatives at the Lions Eye Institute.

  • To ensure that any person who needs sight-saving/sight-restoring surgery will have access to care, regardless of their ability to pay by supplying gratis or reduced fee corneas.
  • To support the efforts of the Ocular Research Center by providing funding for research to prevent, arrest or delay the progression of blinding eye diseases.
  • To fund programs to enrich the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired like the Braille Challenge, Cane Quest and educational seminars.

LEITR’s Commitment to the Gift Of Sight in 2015

The Institute provided 3,249 corneas for domestic and international use to help the blind and visually impaired. In order to find a cure for blinding eye disease, Lions Eye supplied 2,461 eyes for research. LEITR Foundation furthered its commitment by announcing the endowment of a half a million dollars over 5 years to ensure qualified recipients throughout the state of Florida receive corneal transplants.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

To be recognized in pre-event materials, sponsorship commitment must be received by Friday, August 19, 2016. For more information on tables, tickets and sponsorships, please contact the Foundation at 813-289-1200 or foundation@lionseyeinstitute.org


TICKETS

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Lions Eye Institute Foundation, bringing us one step closer to unlocking the cure for blindness.

Tickets to the 2016 Eye Ball Gala are SOLD OUT