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Prevent Blindness Ohio
Phone: 800-301-2020 ext. 118
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DAYTON, OH (Dec. 17, 2013) - U.S. Bank and Ron Amos, Dayton Market President, were recognized at 13th Annual People of Vision Award Dinner for their outstanding visionary leadership and philanthropic work. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and Mark Meister, President and CEO hosted the event at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Marsha Bonhart of WDTN-TV emceed the event.
The People of Vision Award was established in 1985 by Prevent Blindness Ohio 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 which reflects a “vision of community” to be celebrated and emulated. It’s been recognized as one of Dayton’s premier charitable events. Nearly 100 community leaders attended the event and raised $27,000 to support the sight-saving programs of Prevent Blindness Ohio.
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 Ohioans approximately $5.4 billion annually.
About Prevent Blindness Ohio
Prevent Blindness Ohio, founded in 1957, 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. Prevent Blindness Ohio is an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the country’s second-oldest national voluntary health organization. For more information or to make a donation call 800-301-2020 or visit us on the web at pbohio.org.
Host President & CEO, Mark Meisterand Honoree, Dayton Market President, Ron Amos.