The Eye Foundation of Canada held its 8th annual “Thanks for My Sight Night” – An Evening at the Races, on Wednesday October 5 at Woodbine Racetrack.
This exciting event combined the thrill of the ‘Sport of Kings’ with the opportunity to mix and mingle with our dedicated supporters of the Foundation.
The evening included: buffet dinner, private wagering windows, cash bar and silent auction.
Sight Night allowed patients who have had their vision improved through eye treatments or surgery, loyal friends and supporters of EFC to meet board members and to support the Foundation and all its initiatives.
Over $100,000 has been raised at Sight Night in past years for public education about eye disorders, the EFC scholarship program, and innovative research.
Fund Raising Events
A Collaborative Event with the Eye Foundation of Canada, the CNIB and the Toronto Blue Jays
The primary goal of the event was to educate and inform baseball fans of all ages about the critical importance of preserving their precious sight, since in many cases, the prevention of blindness is possible. At the game, we asked all patrons to donate used eye-glasses. To date, the “Give the Gift of Sight” with the Jays has donated over 1000 pairs of glasses to those in need.
The Indo Canadian Golf Association held its annual golf tournament in July 2001 with proceeds going towards the Eye Foundation of Canada. This tournament provided an outstanding day of golf for 144 golfers while raising over $10,000 for the Foundation.
Along with an auction and a dinner, the participants came away with a great feeling of raising money for the preservation of eyesight and the work of the Foundation. The Indo Canadian Chamber of Commerce have been strong supporters of the Eye Foundation of Canada for many years.