Galveston Resident Chosen to Go to Washington, DC, Speak on Behalf of Those Affected by Vision Loss
Rosemary Moore Joins Prevent Blindness Delegation from Texas to Advocate on the Importance of Eye Health Program Funding
HOUSTON (June 16, 2014)—Galveston resident Rosemary Moore will join Prevent Blindness as well as delegates across the country in the 9th annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” program. The program provides citizens the opportunity to meet with congressional and senate members and their staff to discuss vision care issues. The delegation is scheduled to visit the offices of local senators and representatives on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
Rosemary Moore is a former Prevent Blindness Texas employee and now long-time volunteer from Galveston. Moore conducts vision screenings throughout Galveston County, providing Prevent Blindness Texas’ programs and services to those in need.
In addition to her work with Prevent Blindness Texas Moore is also a member of the West End Lion's Club, a part of Lion's Club International, the world's largest service club organization. Prevent Blindness Texas believes that Moore is the perfect advocate for vision care issues due to her passion in providing eye care services to those in need in Galveston County.
“By providing constituents with the opportunity to speak with their elected officials face-to-face, we hope to demonstrate the importance of providing funding of programs and access to care that helps prevent vision loss,” said Debbie Goss, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness Texas.
The Eyes on Capitol Hill meetings have been scheduled to specifically ask elected officials to:
For more information on Prevent Blindness and its advocacy initiatives, please visit http://www.preventblindnesstexas.org/ or call 1-888-98-SIGHT.
About Prevent Blindness Texas
Founded in 1956, Prevent Blindness is the state’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness Texas touches the lives of thousands of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, community and patient service programs and research. These services are made possible through the generous support of the Texas public. Through a network of regional offices and volunteers, we are committed to eliminating preventable blindness in Texas. For more information, or to make a contribution to the sight-saving fund, call 1-888-98-SIGHT or visit us on our website, Facebook, Twitter, or blog.