Christenbury Eye Center Supports the March of Dimes at the 2014 Hickory Signature Chefs Auction®

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Local Fundraiser Supports Pregnancy and Baby Health for Underserved Families

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

A gourmet extravaganza will be enjoyed by over 300 attendees to raise money for the March of Dimes.

We are pleased to help in some small way to help bring more healthy babies into the world.

Christenbury Eye Center, a premier laser eye surgery center in Charlotte, NC, supports the March of Dimes at their annual fundraiser. The 2014 Hickory Signature Chefs Auction® is a gourmet extravaganza and auction featuring some of the best chefs and restaurants in the area. Dr. Jonathan Christenbury, Medical Director of the Christenbury Eye Center is donating a LASIK procedure for auction at the event. The event will be held on November 13, 2014, at 6pm at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Hickory, NC. Dr. and Mrs. Christenbury will join in the festivities.

According to the March of Dimes, 2,350 babies are born each week in North Carolina. Of those babies, 334 are premature and 22 die before their first birthday. The Foothills Division of the March of Dimes provides much-needed services to prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

"The March of Dimes services are invaluable to local residents in need. Almost every baby born in the United States benefits from research performed by this amazing organization," says Dr. Jonathan Christenbury, Medical Director of Christenbury Eye Center. "We are pleased to help in some small way to help bring more healthy babies into the world."

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction happens on the evening of November 13, 2014. More than 300 people are expected to attend and enjoy the culinary savory and sweet delights provided by some of the area's finest chefs and restaurants. In addition to a Wavefront LASIK eye procedure for both eyes, the live and silent auctions offer various travel, entertainment and dining packages. This event raises approximately $75,000 per year, and seventy-seven (77) percent of the proceeds are donated directly to the mission for grants and educational materials. The Christenbury Eye Center donation is expected to raise up to $5,000 for the March of Dimes at the auction.

To purchase a ticket to the event, become a sponsor or donate an auction item, visit the March of Dimes event page.

For more information about Christenbury Eye Center, call (877) 702-2020 or visit the Christenbury Eye Center website and watch our Facebook page for more information.

About the Christenbury Eye Center

Dr. Jonathan Christenbury established Christenbury Eye Center in 1987 and is known for his groundbreaking work in vision care. For more than a decade he has consistently been one of the first surgeons in the Carolinas to perform many pioneering vision care procedures including LASIK, Visian ICL, and ReSTOR.

Dr. Christenbury performed the first LASIK procedure in the Carolinas in the early 1990s and since that time has performed more than 75,000 laser vision correction procedures. He also performed the first IntraLASIK procedure on the East Coast in 2002 and the first WaveFront Customized IntraLASIK in the Carolinas in 2005. In the Spring of 2005, the doctor was the first Carolinas eye surgeon to perform the ReSTOR® procedure, used both for the treatment of cataracts and for Presbyopia, eliminating reading glasses and bifocals. Today, Dr. Christenbury is the most experienced ReSTOR surgeon in the United States.

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