Will you take on the challenge and help us raise $5,000 for the Eye on Vision Foundation?
It is hard to believe that it has been over 4 years now that I have been living with my constant visual anomalies. I see white blood cells, visual snow (static like interference), floaters, my own eyelashes, afterimages, PMA, double images, and many more visual disturbances.
I know that many of you see me daily and know I keep a pretty busy schedule. You may be surprised to know just how hard this condition is to live with on a daily basis. I don?t like to walk around complaining about it and bringing people down, but it is honestly something that affects every single moment of my life. I see all of these things on a constant basis, whether my eyes are open or closed. There is no getting away from it. My brain has lost the ability to filter out anything visual, so I am basically on visual overload 24 hours a day.
Today?s tough economic conditions have made it very difficult for the Eye on Vision Foundation to meet our goals without help from friends like you. I am extending an invitation to you to ask for your help in reaching our financial goals for 2009. This is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Eye On Vision Foundation and will take place on Saturday, October 10th from 5 ? 8 p.m. at 14614 Josair Dr.
The evening will include a BBQ dinner, dessert, drinks (including an open bar), music and a silent auction.
A donation of $50 per adult is requested. Children are welcome to attend without an additional donation. All proceeds go directly to the Eye on Vision Foundation.
Space can be reserved by simply going to our website, and making your donation today ? http://www.EyeOnVision.org
I hope that you can be with us to lend your support for this cause that is very close to my heart. I understand that sometimes people have family obligations, travel, or other commitments, but I sincerely ask you, if there is any way possible for you to take this one evening and set is aside, I would be very grateful.
If you are unable to attend, a general donation is greatly appreciated to help us reach our goal. As always, all donations are tax-deductible.
In the beginning of this letter, I asked if you would be willing to help us raise $5000. That might have seemed like an unobtainable goal, but by having just 100 people join us on October 10th, we will reach our goal for the evening. ?Please extend this invitation to your friends and family. With a little community outreach, I know that we can work together to help the Eye On Vision Foundation. I chose to use the Evite system this year to make it as easy as possible to spread the word. You can invite your friends and family to attend with you, by simply adding them to the guest list.
Following your online donation please email me, Jen Ambrose, with the number of people attending for an accurate food and drink head count ?
I am really looking forward to seeing you at the 3rd Annual Eye On Vision Foundation Dinner. I?m confident that it will be the best one yet!
With hope and charity,
P.S. Earlier this year the Eye on Vision Foundation was able to fund a Phase I research project at USC on PMA. This was the first and only research of this kind to take place in the U.S. Unfortunately, we are unable to begin Phase II until more funds are secured. We are the sole funding source for this research, so every donation makes a huge difference in the life of so many people suffering with this condition.