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SIGHT FOR ALL UNITED “Opportunity and Vision” F e b r u a r y

SIGHT FOR ALL UNITED

“Opportunity and Vision”

February 2018

Board of Directors: Sergul Erzurum, MD | Karen Segesto | Jeff Cohen, DO Chris Gabrick | Susan Berny | Robert Gerberry, OD | Mark McMurray, OD | William Kelly

Sight for All United Spearheads Eye Exams for Youngstown Schools

Sight for All United became involved in helping children in the Youngstown City schools by providing 85 eye exams and prescriptions for glasses last February. After this successful endeavor, a collaboration between Sight for All United, Youngstown City Schools, United Way, Classic Optical and the Essilor Foundation allowed 250 children to be examined and provided for in December of 2017.

The week before Christmas, 7 Doctors for Sight performed eye exams in the schools. All children received a full eye exam and selected glasses the same day. Children with medical problems were referred for additional care. Dr. Betsy Ahlquist, Dr. Guy Barrett, Dr. Carla Bolino, Dr. Rebecca Brown, Dr. Frank D’Apolito, Dr. Nick Lawrence and Dr. Pete Sforza were the Doctors for Sight that volunteered that week.

Classic Optical and Essilor Foundation provided two pairs of glasses for each child. United Way was instrumental in organizing the screenings in the fall. Over 650 children in the Youngstown

School District failed their initial eye

screenings leaving many other children who will still require eye exams.

We are very proud of this endeavor that has united so many members of our community as we reach out to provide the best possible vision to our children. Every child has the right to see and be given the best opportunity to thrive in school. We hope to continue this endeavor and grow the program in the schools so that all children will receive appropriate care.

schools so that all children will receive appropriate care. Dr. Betsy Ahlquist (pictured above) and Dr.

Dr. Betsy Ahlquist (pictured above) and Dr. Robin Maceyko volunteer their time to help examine Youngstown City School Children.

their time to help examine Youngstown City School Children. Dr. Nick Lawrence of Roholt Vision Institute

Dr. Nick Lawrence of Roholt Vision Institute examines a student at Harding Elementary School in Youngstown.

Sight for All United would like to thank the following Doctors for Sight for volun- teering their time to give eye exams to Youngstown City School Children.

Dr. Betsy Ahlquist Dr. Guy Barrett Dr. Carla Bolino

Dr. Rebecca Brown

Dr. Frank D’Apolito Dr. Nick Lawrence Dr. Peter Sforza Dr. Robin Maceyko

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2ND EYE BALL OF THE VALLEY HUGE SUCCESS

Scott MacIntyre Delivers Epic Performance at 2 nd Annual Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley

at 2 n d Annual Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley The 2nd Annual Eye Ball

The 2nd Annual Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley was a great success with over 300 guests enjoying the evening at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. The premier event began with a lovely cocktail hour. Our guests enjoyed the inspiring performance of American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre. An energetic live and silent auction of gifts provided by our generous donors was enjoyed by all. The evening was completed with an elegant dinner, dancing to the Sensations, and a chocolate table matched by no other event!

Sensations, and a chocolate table matched by no other event! We look forward to another successful
Sensations, and a chocolate table matched by no other event! We look forward to another successful
Sensations, and a chocolate table matched by no other event! We look forward to another successful
Sensations, and a chocolate table matched by no other event! We look forward to another successful

We look forward to another successful Ball in 2018 scheduled on October 13, 2018 at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Jazz pianist and singer, Diane Schuur, will be performing. Through the generosity of our guests and donors, Sight for All United raised $60,000 to support our mission to help individuals in the Mahoning Valley achieve their best vision.

for All United raised $60,000 to support our mission to help individuals in the Mahoning Valley
for All United raised $60,000 to support our mission to help individuals in the Mahoning Valley

2017 Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley Sponsors

Visionary

Eye Care Associates

Crystal Clear

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Medical Staff

Mr. & Mrs. Halil Erzurum

The John L. Dunne & Jenifer R. Lloyd Family Fnd.

The DeBartolo Foundation

Roholt Vision Institute

Dr. Sergul Erzurum & Dr. Erdal Sarac

20/20 Vision

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pallotta

Beard Pension

GBS Computer Solutions

Key Bank

Mercy Health Foundation - Mahoning Valley

PNC Bank

The Renal Group

Dr. & Mrs. Shokat Fatteh

Dr. & Mrs. Dilu Dinani

Advantage Video Production

Sight Saver

The Kidney Group

Dr. & Mrs. Albert Cinelli

Atty. & Mrs. Nils Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. John Progar

Akron Children's Hospital

All Points Physical Medicine

CuroClinic, Chandler M. Kohli, MD

Francisco A. Mateo M.D., Inc.

Garry L. & Wanda B. Mrozek Family Foundation

Home Savings Charitable Foundation

Huntington National Bank

Kellis Eye Center

Luxottica Nationwide Insurance, Ruddy Group Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Thompson

Optimum Anesthesia, LLC

Packer Thomas

Retina Associates of Cleveland, Inc.

Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic, LLC

Stifel—Canfield

Warren Ophthalmology Associates

Gasser Chair Co. Inc.

Cumulus Broadcasting

Moskal Gross Orchosky, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Abrams

Handels Homemade Ice Cream

Luscious Verde

Youngstown Country Club

Tippecanoe Country Club

Cleveland Browns

Prima Photography

Sight Saver

Basinger Auction Services Naffah Hospitality Group

Print Factory Mrs. Mary Jo Morelli Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Bacon

WKBN - Rich Morgan

Donors

Dr. Linda Cooper & Mr. Rodney Lamberson Dr. & Mrs. Robert Gaetano

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Reese Dr. Lisa Rosenberg Dr. & Mrs. Ayman Saleh

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Shapiro

Mr. & Mrs. William Weimer Blood And Cancer Center Inc. Eye Care Associates Staff Innovative Quality Solutions Company

Simon Werle Agency Dr. Serpil Erzurum Mr. Anthony Conti

Curbstone Coaches Dr. Thomas Albani Mr. & Ms. Randy Bokesch

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mancini Mr. & Mrs. George Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Edward Muransky

Mr. & Mrs. John Nierlich

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Raver Atty. and Mrs. Lawrence Richards Mr. & Mrs. John Seelie

Classic Optical Laboratories, Inc. Lee Eye Center Dr. Rashid Abdu

Dr. David Schmolly Ms. Luann James Camelot Lanes

Cumulus Broadcasting Dr. & Mrs. Guy Barrett Chalet Premier

Bogey's Bar and Grill Ms. Sherry Iadorosa Molly Maid Burger Travel Service

Studio Oxygen

Scott's Massotherapy

Possessions

Music Box Supper Club Ms. Destiny Stephens Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Cohen

Chrystal's Catering Skincare by Renee Catullo Prime Meats

Gia Russa Italian Foods JK Jewelers Ethan Allan, Motsinger's Home Interiors

Upstairs Restaurant

Donors

Pure Gold Horse Stables Dr. Rajiv Taneja Gervasi Vineyard Overture Restaurant Blue Wolf Tavern The Bread Chef Ballet Western Reserve Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Planet Pluto Furnishings LaFrance Cleaners The Blade Pittsburgh Steelers Mr. Josh Cline

Dr. & Mrs. John York

Mr. & Mrs. Dominic Mancini Premier Innovations Group Stambaugh Auditorium Ahlquist Eye Care Professionals Goodwill Industries Paige & Byrnes Insuance Dr. & Mrs. Peter Sforza 850 Blues Women's Boutique

Eplanning360

McCamon-Hunt Insurance Agency, Inc. Manchester Newman & Bennett, LPA Andrew C. Pederzolli, MD Baker, Bednar, Snyder & Associates Elias CPA Group

Fran Alexander & Rick Demblewski

Occular Edge The Alpha Group Agency Bart Brine, MD DeSalvo Construction Northeast Ohio Infectious Disease Associates Inc Preferred Care Counseling LLC Salem Regional Medical Center Warren Eye Clinic, Inc.

Spartan Insurance Solutions Ms. Georgianne Bosiljcic Firestone Healthcare, Inc. Roberto’s Restaurant Mrs. Susan Berny Vintage Estates

Dr. Sarah Smith

Cleveland Cavaliers Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Posh Place

Save the Date

The 3 rd Annual Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley is set for Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown. Get your tickets early, the event sells out quickly! For more information call 330-779-8045 or visit our website,

Doctors For Sight:

John Aey, MD

Bart Brine, MD Joseph Coney, MD Sergul Erzurum, MD Sharif Hanna, MD Robert Helwig, MD William Helwig, MD Richard Hertle, MD Augustne Kellis, MD Tac Lee, MD Sean Lewis, MD Maureen Mathews, MD David Miller, MD Frank Orge, MD Phil Roholt, MD Zafar Sheik, MD Sarah Smith, MD H.S. Wang, MD Keith Wilson, MD Lyn Yakubov, MD Nick Zakov, MD

Betsy Ahlquist, OD

Guy Barret, OD Brad Bloomberg, OD Rebecca J. W. Brown, OD Carla Darak-Bolino, OD Frank D’Apolito, OD Robert Fleischer, OD Lindsey Foster, OD Robert Gaetano, OD Robert Gerberry, OD

Thomas Grischow, OD Tifany Kubis, OD Nick Lawrence, OD Robin Maceyko, OD Randall Maceyko, OD Mark McMurray, OD Chad Moreschi, OD Peter Sforza, OD Chad Shultz, OD Greg Yuricek, OD Mike Woloschak, OD

Important Dates to Remember

Event

Description

Date

Location

Golf Fore Sight

Golf Scramble

5/21/2018

Tippecanoe

Country Club

Eye Run in the Sun

5K Fun Run

7/29/2018

Austintown

Township Park

Eye Ball

Marquee

10/13/2018

DeYor Performing Arts Center

Event

Polena Trust

Sight for All United was awarded a $15,000 grant to be dispersed over a 3 year period

from the Polena trust administered by the Mercy Health Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. This grant was awarded to study the community needs for vision services. Sight for All United is committed to providing research in the area of vision services and needs for assistance. Sight for All United has already been investigating these issues and will present at the national meeting, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) this spring with our initial results.

The Allergan Foundation

Sight for All United was awarded a $7,500.00 Grant from The Allergan Foundation. The Allergan Foundation focuses its resources for health and human services and rec- ognized Sight for All United’s mission of caring for individuals who cannot afford basic eye services and for those who have eye disease.

The Walter E. and Caroline H. Watson Foundation

Sight for All United is a recipient of a $10,000.00 Grant from PNC and the Distribution Committee of the Walter E. and Caroline H. Watson Foundation. This Grant provided needed surgeries and injections for ten (10) individuals as well as provided eyeglasses for thirteen (13) individuals.

The Caroline Fredricka Holdship Charitable Trust

The PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee has awarded a $10,000.00 Grant to Sight for All United to be used for direct costs for patient care. It is anticipated that these funds will be used to assist several individuals in the tri-county area who cannot afford needed eye services.

See How Far Your Donation is Going

See How Far Your Donation is Going

See How Far Your Donation is Going
Sight for All Success Scorecard

Sight for All Success Scorecard

Sight for All Success Scorecard

Services

Surgeries & Procedures

Toric and PIs Lenses

Eye Exams

Total helped and value of services

Actual donated dollars spent on patient care

Number of Clients

57

14

215

286

dollars spent on patient care Number of Clients 57 14 215 286 Dollar Value $168,500 $21,600

Dollar Value

$168,500

$21,600

$26,875

$216,975

$65,000

In their words…

“I didn’t have the money to have the surgery done. My vision is much more improved, that in one eye I have 20/20 vision! If it hadn’t been for Sight for All, I could not have come up with the money, even though I am working. I thank you very much.” - Doris

“I can see now and can work in the cash register to help my son. I got my driver’s license and can help my family! I am a more independent person now because I am confident in my vision. I am so grateful.” - Alaaeldin

“Sight for All helped me by subsidizing my cataract surgery. It allowed me to see again. Eye care is very expensive and most people (I included) could not afford it without Sight for All’s subsidy… everyone deserves the right to eye treatment.” - Gary

“Sight for All paid some of my bill which was a blessing for me. My life has changed because I can see a lot

better.” - Edward

“Sight for All was very generous to help me with my bill. Thank you! I can see a whole lot better. God bless you all. Keep up the wonderful work you do. Sight for All helps so many people who would otherwise not be able to

drive, or to watch tv or to read the newspaper.

Thank you. Thank you” - Marlene

“I was given the opportunity to have the necessary surgeries to keep my eyesight. I was able to return to work and support my family. The services and assistance they (Sight for All) provide helps maintain families ability to be able to function and maintain a quality of life.” - Douglas

“(Sight for All) helped to be able to get eyes checked and get glasses after 2 years of using readers for seeing.

I could not afford to get my eyes checked. I can see now. I had cataract surgery in the right eye 3 weeks ago.

Only need readers for small print. I tell people about Sight for All. When I am able, I want to donate.” - Sharmay

“They (Sight for All) paid for my co-pay for my cataract removal on my left eye and because of the cataract surgery and lens implant for distance vision. I now don’t have to wear glasses for nearsightedness for the first time in 53 years. With more donations, more people will be helped.” - Andrew

“I lost my job and needed cataract surgery. I was feeling depressed and worried that my eye sight would decline if I didn’t get the surgery. I thought I was out of options, but Sight for All came through to take care of me. I will be forever grateful.” - Jerry

Women for Sight

Thank you to our Women for Sight for their hard work and dedication to Sight For All United! These women work tirelessly to make all our fundraisers go smoothly. They were instrumental in providing the beautiful decorations for the Eye Ball, as well as their unending, continued support to make the Eye Ball a reality and success! We could not accomplish all we do without them and are so grateful for all of these wonderful individuals.

Women for Sight Committee: Barb Alexander, Fran Alexander, Phyllis Bacon, Susan Berny, Stephanie Champlin, Julie Costas, Sergul Erzurum, Virginia Gerberry, Luann James, Gayle Kelly, Dominic Mancini, Learose Moody, Vickie Pallotta, Cathy Progar, Karen Segesto, and Peppe Smith. We also welcome our new members Joyce Cene, DJ Depp, Monica Lileas, Michelle Zidian and Jill Cox.

The Eagle Vision Award

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Woloschak on winning our first Eagle Vision Award. Dr. Woloschak was chosen from among 14 doctors that have truly given back to the community.

Nominees included Dr. Betsy Ahlquist, Dr. Tiffany Kubis, Dr. Guy Barrett, Dr. Robin Maceyko, Dr. Becky Brown, Dr. Carla Bolino, Dr. Frank DApolito, Dr. Robert Gaetano, Dr. Brad Bloomberg, Dr. Nick Lawrence, Dr. Brian Mathie, Dr. Pete Sforza and Dr. Chad Shultz. Thank you to all of these doctors that help make Sight for All a success!

The Eagle Vision Award will be a yearly recognition of the person who contributes the most to the success of Sight for All United. Nominees can be doctors, community volunteers or members of the community and must demonstrate dedication to vision services, and persistent support to Sight for All United’s mission.

and persistent support to Sight for All United’s mission. 2018 GOLF FORE SIGHT We are all
2018 GOLF FORE SIGHT
2018 GOLF FORE SIGHT

We are all anxious for warmer weather!

The 2 nd Annual Golf Fore Sight Outing will be held on May 21, 2018 at the Tippecanoe Country Club.

Get your teams together and plan on joining us for this day of golf, fun, food and beverages! Please contact Dom Mancini at 330-779-8045 to reserve your spot and for more information on sponsoring our event.

your spot and for more information on sponsoring our event . Pictured: Dennis Krancevich (PNC Bank)

Pictured: Dennis Krancevich (PNC Bank) and his guest, James Buttermore waiting to get started at the 1st Golf Fore Sight golf outing.

5K Race - Race for Vision Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - 8:30am Sponsored by Sight
5K Race - Race for Vision Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - 8:30am Sponsored by Sight

5K Race - Race for Vision

Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - 8:30am

Race - Race for Vision Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - 8:30am Sponsored by Sight for All

Sponsored by Sight for All United

Get those running shoes ready and join Drs. Michael Woloschak and Bob Gerdes, along with Second Sole and Sight for All United, for a 5K Race for Vision, Eye Run in the Sun on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Austintown Township Park. This is a great opportunity to get the family together to run/walk and will include runners from ages 12 to 70+ and a Peachick Run for children under 12.

For more information go to www.sightforallunited.com or call 330-779-8045.

Students for Sight Supports Sight for All United

Students for Sight has a new chapter at Youngstown State University. The student organization officially registered over the summer for the 2017-2018 school year. Their goal is to raise awareness about vision needs in our community, fundraise, and

direct people in need of help. Through their partnership with Sight for All United, students have dedicated many hours

volunteering for this cause.

President Saidah Yusuf, a sophomore biology major and aspiring vision care provider, worked hard to spearhead the involvement of students with the cause. “Vision is something I am really passionate about as well as helping out the community. Almost everyone that I encounter has had vision problems or knows someone in their family who struggles with achieving their best vision, whether it is with replacing their sibling’s broken glasses, or parents not being able to afford their surgeries. Students for Sight is a great organization that allows any student the opportunity to help with the cause.” Northeast Ohio Medical University started a chapter in 2016 for medical students wishing to volunteer and concerned about vision services. Both groups of students volunteered during the 2nd Eye Ball and helped make the event a huge success. These students have also been involved in Sight for All United’s research efforts to evaluate need and services in the Valley.

efforts to evaluate need and services in the Valley. 30 Students for Sight participated at the

30 Students for Sight participated at the 2nd Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley and volunteered their time to the event. Here

they are taking instructions on selling raffle tickets.

Here they are taking instructions on selling raffle tickets. Students for Sight held a fundraiser “

Students for Sight held a fundraiser “Bobbing for Eyeballs” on Halloween to bring awareness to their club and try and attract new members.

Currently there are 25 YSU students in the Students for Sight Club.

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“If I hadn’t found Sight for All, I don’t know what I would have done, it has opened up a whole new world for me. My heart is full of thanks!” (Client, age 42).

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Contact Us

Give us a call for more information about our services:

Sight for All United 2747 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH 44505

330-779-8045

sightforalldom@gmail.com

Visit us on the web at

www.sightforallunited.com

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