(PRWEB) May 17, 2012
The Clarkson Eyecare Foundation held its 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, May 6. The event raised funds from the over 80 runners and walkers and numerous corporate sponsors; these funds will support the mission and vision of the Clarkson Eyecare Foundation. Funds from this event will continue to support the efforts of the foundation-assisting the uninsured children of Metro St Louis with eye care services, 3 local vision clinics in south and north St Louis, LASIK for the physically challenged, and mission trips to the Dominican Republic in conjunction with the Pujols Family Foundation.
The 6th Annual Run/Walk took place at Queeny Park in St Louis at 9:30 am. Children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St Louis joined the event. Runners and walkers enjoyed visits by Fred Bird of the St. Louis Cardinals and Sparkle the Clown.
“This is such a great event because our board, people from the community and our supporters can come out and enjoy a great time and support our mission; this year our sponsors and in-kind donors made a huge difference in our event- thank you,” said Dan Rosen, Clarkson Eyecare Foundation board member.
Clarkson Eyecare established the Clarkson Eyecare Foundation in 2004 in an effort to continue and expand on community outreach programs already in place. The Clarkson Eyecare Foundation is a nonprofit eye health organization dedicated to a mission of “enhancing quality of life by providing vision improvement and access to a bright future.” The foundation is committed to improving access to vision care through eye care services. It exists to provide eye health services to underprivileged and specific-need individuals.
Continued support for the foundation is needed throughout the year. Individuals interested in supporting the mission of the Clarkson Eyecare Foundation and giving people access to a bright future may send their donation, payable to the Clarkson Eyecare Foundation, to 217 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011, or may call 636-227-2600. More information and pictures of the event are available at http://www.theclarksoneyecarefoundation.org.