Clark, N.J., Dec. 9, 2020 — Eversight is proud to accept a $2,500 gift from the Bausch Foundation to help provide the gift of sight to New Jersey residents unable to afford sight-restoring cornea transplants.
In 2019, more than 50 socioeconomically disadvantaged residents of New Jersey received sight-restoring transplants through Eversight’s Gift of Sight program. This program is funded entirely through charitable donations to benefit under- and uninsured patients.
The Bausch Foundation’s gift will ensure that Eversight can continue providing for these patients, amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented economic impact on New Jersey residents. The Bausch Foundation supports initiatives to improve patient lives, particularly among low- to moderate income populations, and is actively working to provide resources in response to the pandemic.
“With generous support from the Bausch Foundation, Eversight is better equipped to help New Jersey residents who are need of, but cannot otherwise afford, a sight-saving transplant,” said Jennifer Rosenblatt, Eversight Philanthropy Director. “We are grateful for the Foundation’s support and shared commitment to serving those in need.”
Eversight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. The Eversight network is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. Operating in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight works in collaboration with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit eversightvision.org.
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