ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 11, 2021 — The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation has generously provided a grant to benefit Eversight services for under- or uninsured Kalamazoo County patients who need sight-restoring cornea transplants.
The Gilmore Foundation works to support and enrich the cultural, social and economic life of greater Kalamazoo through priorities including human services, health and well-being. Its support for Eversight will help ensure that socioeconomically disadvantaged residents unable to afford cornea transplants can receive the gift of sight through Eversight’s Gift of Sight program.
Eversight serves as Michigan’s only eye bank and restores sight for more than 8,000 patients each year. Its Gift of Sight program is supported entirely through charitable donations to benefit under- and uninsured patients.
“With the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation’s gracious support, Eversight is better equipped to help Kalamazoo County residents who need but cannot afford sight-saving transplants,” said Alex Teska, Eversight Philanthropy Director. “We are extremely grateful for the Foundation’s support and commitment to improving human service and health in our community, toward our vision for a world without blindness.”
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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