On February 23, 2014, Prevent Blindness Georgia hosted our 3rd annual Tea to See. With 165 guests in attendance, including our donors and many new friends, we enjoyed a beautiful spring day sipping mimosas, drinking tea and enjoying sandwiches and sweets.
Many of the ladies ushered in the spirit of spring in their hats and spring dresses. Attendees enjoyed the tranquil melodies of harpist Catherine Rogers, who delighted the crowd with a variety of musical selections. A few lucky guests took home door prizes ranging from a painting by Eva Musierowicz to a stylish pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. Ultimately our guests attended the Tea to support Prevent Blindness Georgia and learn more about why our programs matter. Tracie Holloway, longtime advocate and supporter of PBGA, shared her struggle with glaucoma and how important it is to visit your eye doctor as often as is recommended. Diagnosed with glaucoma at 19, she knows more than most about the importance of regular eye exams.
We were also very pleased to introduce our new fundraising initiative, the Jenny Pomeroy Circle of Service.The Circle of Service was designed to honor the life and legacy of Jenny Pomeroy and her dedication to preserving sight and preventing blindness for all Georgians.
The Circle of Service connects donors with counties and regions with vision services across Georgia that are in need of the most assistance. This will also give them the opportunity to designate their donation to areas with the most need, or with a county or region of their choice.
The Tea to See was a huge success! We are so very grateful to Alcon, Chubb Group and VeinInnovations for their sponsorship of the Tea. Our goal was to raise more than $20,000 to support our vision programs and we came very close with more than $18,000 raised!
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