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Unite For Sight has been awarded $10,000 thus far from the BRICK Awards,
which has been dubbed by CNN as "the Oscars of youth service awards."
The award was determined by an extensive review process regarding the
leadership, impact, and success of the organization. Celebrities who
are involved with the BRICK Awards include: President Clinton, Susan
Sarandon, Jimmy Fallon, Mary J. Blige, and Jewel. *Oprah Winfrey says
that the BRICK Awards: "reward young people who come up with creative
ways to change the world."*
We have an opportunity to also receive a GOLDEN BRICK Award and an
ADDITIONAL $15,000 BASED ON ONLINE VOTING ON YAHOO. 100% of the award
will fund Unite For Sight's eye care programs worldwide.
Unite For Sight will be recognized for receiving the $10,000 BRICK Award
at a star-studded awards ceremony in Nokia Theater at Times Square in
New York City on April 10, 2007. The recipients of the additional
$15,000 GOLDEN BRICK Award will be announced at the ceremony in April.
The BRICK Awards will air on the CW Television Network at 9pm EST on
April 12, 2007.
*IT TAKES LESS THAN 1 MINUTE TO VOTE. PLEASE VOTE FOR UNITE FOR SIGHT BY
CLICKING ON "JENNIFER STAPLE" ON THE VOTE PAGE [HEALTH CATEGORY]:
Learn More About Unite For Sight (http://www.uniteforsight.org):*
* *Unite For Sight's Impact*
o *Services For More Than 400,000 People Worldwide
o *More Than 6,000 Surgeries Provided Thus Far*
o *More than 6,000 Sight-Restoring Surgeries Anticipated in 2007
o *4,000 People Involved and Making A Difference
* *Unite For Sight's Jennifer Staple Awarded BRICK Award, "The
Oscars of Youth Service Awards*,":
* *Ghana Online Film*: Unite For Sight at Buduburam Refugee Camp:
* *India Online Film*: Unite For Sight's Eye Opener in India:
* *Unite For Sight's Partner Ophthalmologists Speak Online:*
*What Several of Unite For Sight's Partner Eye Clinics Say:*
* "Unite For Sight has touched the lives of so many people in Ghana
and reduced the suffering of mankind. Many people now see Unite
For Sight as a symbol of hope. The question I have always asked
myself is 'what would have happened to all these people who have
benefited from Unite For Sight programs had the organization not
come to their aid?' It is likely that many would have perished in
their agony." --Dr. James Afful Clarke, Ophthalmologist/Medical
Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana
* "Visits of Unite For Sight volunteers help us enormously. They
assist us in eye camps when we do surgeries, help us in out reach
clinics screening patients for eye diseases and children for
refractive error. They help us check vision and distribute
glasses. Each volunteer also gives a presentation to the local
ophthalmologist on global community ophthalmology at our eye
clinics, which is very informative for all. As each day passes,
my faith and belief becomes stronger in the fact that our desire
to serve the poor patients and their desire to see wouldn't have
been possible without the assistance of Unite For Sight. --Dr.
Ajit Sinha, Director, A.B. Eye Institute; President, All India
* "With the help of Unite For Sight and its Volunteers we are able
to improve in the number of free cataract surgeries. Prior to our
association with Unite For Sight we were doing around 10-30 free
cataract surgeries each month. With the help of Unite For Sight we
were able to improve our surgical statistics three to four folds
and our free surgical volume increased to around 100 each month.
Every dollar of donation given to Unite For Sight is reaching to
the deepest corners of the world and impacting changes in lives of
people by giving them the gift of vision."--Dr. T. Senthil,
Ophthalmologist, Uma Eye Clinic and Vision Foundation, Chennai, India
* "I must say that Unite for Sight volunteers have come to give hope
to the people of Tamale and Northern Region, and all of us
appreciate the wonderful work these volunteers are doing for these
poor and vulnerable people who otherwise would not have access to
quality eye care services." --Dr. Seth Wanye, Eye Clinic of Tamale
Teaching Hospital, Ghana
* "I have no word to express our gratitude for your hard work and
untiring commitment towards the eye care work world wide and
putting optimum effort to recruit all good volunteers for
deployment. As we have been working with partnership by deploying
volunteers to our Kalinga Eye Hospital and NYSASDRI based in
Orissa, India, it gives me immense pleasure for such worth while
partnership for restoring vision of thousands of eye sight from
the remote and rural villages. Your support for conducting
cataract surgery for poor patients empowered them to live
independently and earn their own bread."--Sarangadhar Samal,
Director, NYSASDRI, Kalinga Eye Hospital, Orissa, India
Thank you for your support,
Unite For Sight
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