Port Jefferson Patch | Lon Cohen
Head to St. Charles and Mather hospitals this month for free eye education, courtesy of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island. Both of these Port Jefferson hospitals have paired with the bank to offer its free education program to increase awareness about the need for donations.
“Eye Donor Awareness Month offers a great opportunity for individuals to learn how they can make a difference in the life of someone who may need a sight-restoring corneal transplant,” said Kenneth Manger, program director of the Lions Eye Bank for Long Island.
Bruce D’Abramo, a member of the Lions Club and Port Jefferson Village Trustee, will be at both hospitals to hand out information and discuss donations. He said that the Lions have been involved in vision projects since Helen Keller spoke at a Lions convention in 1925.
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