“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 Sight for All United would
helping children in the Youngstown City like to thank the following
schools by providing 85 eye exams and
Doctors for Sight for volun-
prescriptions for glasses last February.
After this successful endeavor, a teering their time to give eye
collaboration between Sight for All United, exams to Youngstown City
Youngstown City Schools, United Way, School Children.
Classic Optical and the Essilor Foundation
allowed 250 children to be examined and Dr. Betsy Ahlquist
provided for in December of 2017.
Dr. Guy Barrett
The week before Christmas, 7 Doctors for Dr. Carla Bolino
Sight performed eye exams in the schools.
All children received a full eye exam and Dr. Rebecca Brown
selected glasses the same day. Children Dr. Frank D’Apolito
with medical problems were referred for Dr. Betsy Ahlquist (pictured above) and Dr. Nick Lawrence
additional care. Dr. Betsy Ahlquist, Dr. Dr. Robin Maceyko volunteer their time to help
Dr. Peter Sforza
Guy Barrett, Dr. Carla Bolino, Dr. Rebecca examine Youngstown City School Children.
Brown, Dr. Frank D’Apolito, Dr. Nick Dr. Robin Maceyko
Lawrence and Dr. Pete Sforza were the
Doctors for Sight that volunteered that
week. In This
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 Support
School District failed their initial eye
screenings leaving many other children Fund
who will still require eye exams. Raisers
We are very proud of this endeavor that
has united so many members of our Grant Awards
community as we reach out to provide the
best possible vision to our children. Every Testimonials
child has the right to see and be given the
best opportunity to thrive in school. We Support
hope to continue this endeavor and grow Dr. Nick Lawrence of Roholt Vision Institute Scorecard
the program in the schools so that all examines a student at Harding Elementary School
children will receive appropriate care. in Youngstown.
Scott MacIntyre Delivers Epic Performance at 2nd Annual Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley

The 2nd Annual Eye Ball of the Mahoning We look forward to another successful Ball in 2018 scheduled on
Valley was a great success with over 300 October 13, 2018 at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Jazz pianist
guests enjoying the evening at the DeYor and singer, Diane Schuur, will be performing.
Performing Arts Center. The premier event Through the generosity of our guests and donors, Sight for All United
began with a lovely cocktail hour. Our guests raised $60,000 to support our mission to help individuals in the Mahoning
enjoyed the inspiring performance of American Valley achieve their best vision.
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!
2017 Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley Sponsors
Visionary Sight Saver Donors
Eye Care Associates Basinger Auction Services Pure Gold Horse Stables
Naffah Hospitality Group Dr. Rajiv Taneja
Crystal Clear Print Factory Gervasi Vineyard
St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Medical Staff Mrs. Mary Jo Morelli Overture Restaurant
Mr. & Mrs. Halil Erzurum Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Bacon Blue Wolf Tavern
The John L. Dunne & Jenifer R. Lloyd Family Fnd. WKBN - Rich Morgan The Bread Chef
Ballet Western Reserve
The DeBartolo Foundation
Youngstown Symphony Orchestra
Roholt Vision Institute Donors Planet Pluto Furnishings
Dr. Sergul Erzurum & Dr. Erdal Sarac Dr. Linda Cooper & Mr. Rodney Lamberson
LaFrance Cleaners
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Gaetano
The Blade
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Reese
20/20 Vision Pittsburgh Steelers
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pallotta Dr. Lisa Rosenberg
Mr. Josh Cline
Beard Pension Dr. & Mrs. Ayman Saleh
Dr. & Mrs. John York
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Shapiro
GBS Computer Solutions Mr. & Mrs. Dominic Mancini
Mr. & Mrs. William Weimer
Key Bank Premier Innovations Group
Blood And Cancer Center Inc.
Mercy Health Foundation - Mahoning Valley Stambaugh Auditorium
Eye Care Associates Staff
PNC Bank Ahlquist Eye Care Professionals
Innovative Quality Solutions Company
The Renal Group Goodwill Industries
Simon Werle Agency Paige & Byrnes Insuance
Dr. & Mrs. Shokat Fatteh
Dr. Serpil Erzurum Dr. & Mrs. Peter Sforza
Dr. & Mrs. Dilu Dinani
Mr. Anthony Conti 850 Blues Women's Boutique
Advantage Video Production
Curbstone Coaches Eplanning360
Dr. Thomas Albani McCamon-Hunt Insurance Agency, Inc.
Mr. & Ms. Randy Bokesch Manchester Newman & Bennett, LPA
Sight Saver Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mancini Andrew C. Pederzolli, MD
The Kidney Group Mr. & Mrs. George Mitchell Baker, Bednar, Snyder & Associates
Dr. & Mrs. Albert Cinelli Mr. & Mrs. Edward Muransky Elias CPA Group
Atty. & Mrs. Nils Johnson Mr. & Mrs. John Nierlich Fran Alexander & Rick Demblewski
Mr. & Mrs. John Progar Mr. & Mrs. Jack Raver Occular Edge
Akron Children's Hospital Atty. and Mrs. Lawrence Richards The Alpha Group Agency
All Points Physical Medicine Mr. & Mrs. John Seelie Bart Brine, MD
CuroClinic, Chandler M. Kohli, MD Classic Optical Laboratories, Inc. DeSalvo Construction
Francisco A. Mateo M.D., Inc. Lee Eye Center Northeast Ohio Infectious Disease Associates Inc
Garry L. & Wanda B. Mrozek Family Foundation Dr. Rashid Abdu Preferred Care Counseling LLC
Home Savings Charitable Foundation Dr. David Schmolly Salem Regional Medical Center
Huntington National Bank Ms. Luann James Warren Eye Clinic, Inc.
Kellis Eye Center Camelot Lanes Spartan Insurance Solutions
Luxottica Cumulus Broadcasting Ms. Georgianne Bosiljcic
Nationwide Insurance, Ruddy Group Dr. & Mrs. Guy Barrett Firestone Healthcare, Inc.
Chalet Premier Roberto’s Restaurant
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Thompson
Bogey's Bar and Grill Mrs. Susan Berny
Optimum Anesthesia, LLC
Ms. Sherry Iadorosa Vintage Estates
Packer Thomas
Molly Maid Dr. Sarah Smith
Retina Associates of Cleveland, Inc.
Cleveland Cavaliers
Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic, LLC Burger Travel Service
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Stifel—Canfield Studio Oxygen
Posh Place
Warren Ophthalmology Associates Scott's Massotherapy
Gasser Chair Co. Inc.
Cumulus Broadcasting
Music Box Supper Club Save the Date
Ms. Destiny Stephens rd
Moskal Gross Orchosky, Inc. The 3 Annual Eye Ball of the Mahoning Valley
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Abrams is set for Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the
Chrystal's Catering
Handels Homemade Ice Cream DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown.
Skincare by Renee Get your tickets early, the event sells out
Luscious Verde
Catullo Prime Meats quickly!
Youngstown Country Club
Gia Russa Italian Foods
Tippecanoe Country Club For more information call
JK Jewelers
Cleveland Browns 330-779-8045 or visit our website,
Ethan Allan, Motsinger's Home Interiors
Prima Photography
Upstairs Restaurant
Doctors For Sight: Important Dates to Remember
John Aey, MD Event Description Date Location
Bart Brine, MD
Joseph Coney, MD Golf Fore Sight Golf Scramble 5/21/2018 Tippecanoe
Sergul Erzurum, MD Country Club
Sharif Hanna, MD Eye Run in the Sun 5K Fun Run 7/29/2018 Austintown
Robert Helwig, MD Township Park
William Helwig, MD
Eye Ball Marquee 10/13/2018 DeYor Performing
Richard Hertle, MD
Event Arts Center
Augustine Kellis, MD
Tac Lee, MD Polena Trust
Sean Lewis, MD
Sight for All United was awarded a $15,000 grant to be dispersed over a 3 year period
Maureen Matthews, MD
from the Polena trust administered by the Mercy Health Foundation of the Mahoning
David Miller, MD Valley. This grant was awarded to study the community needs for vision services. Sight
Frank Orge, MD 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
Phil Roholt, MD and will present at the national meeting, American Society of Cataract and Refractive
Zafar Sheik, MD Surgery (ASCRS) this spring with our initial results.
Sarah Smith, MD The Allergan Foundation
H.S. Wang, MD
Keith Wilson, MD 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-
Lyn Yakubov, MD ognized Sight for All United’s mission of caring for individuals who cannot afford basic
Nick Zakov, MD eye services and for those who have eye disease.

Betsy Ahlquist, OD The Walter E. and Caroline H. Watson Foundation
Guy Barrett, OD Sight for All United is a recipient of a $10,000.00 Grant from PNC and the Distribution
Brad Bloomberg, OD 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
Rebecca J. W. Brown, OD for thirteen (13) individuals.
Carla Darak-Bolino, OD
Frank D’Apolito, OD The Caroline Fredricka Holdship Charitable Trust
Robert Fleischer, OD The PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee has awarded a $10,000.00 Grant
Lindsey Foster, OD 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
Robert Gaetano, OD afford needed eye services.
Robert Gerberry, OD
Thomas Grischow, OD
Tiffany Kubis, OD See How Far Your Donation is Going
Nick Lawrence, OD Sight for All Success Scorecard
Robin Maceyko, OD
Randall Maceyko, OD Services Number of Clients Dollar Value
Mark McMurray, OD Surgeries & Procedures 57 $168,500
Chad Moreschi, OD Toric and PIs Lenses 14 $21,600
Peter Sforza, OD Eye Exams 215 $26,875
Chad Shultz, OD
Total helped and value of services 286 $216,975
Greg Yuricek, OD
Actual donated dollars spent on $65,000
Mike Woloschak, OD
patient care
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.


We are all anxious for warmer weather!
The 2nd 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
Pictured: Dennis Krancevich (PNC Bank) and his guest, your spot and for more information on
James Buttermore waiting to get started at the 1st Golf sponsoring our event.
Fore Sight golf outing.
5K Race - Race for Vision

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

30 Students for Sight participated at the 2nd Eye Ball of the Students for Sight held a fundraiser “Bobbing for Eyeballs” on Halloween
Mahoning Valley and volunteered their time to the event. Here to bring awareness to their club and try and attract new members.
they are taking instructions on selling raffle tickets. Currently there are 25 YSU students in the Students for Sight Club.
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