We’re gearing up for two VOC events: the 8th World Symposium and our Holiday High Tea Fundraising event with Ann Romney. Both of these events are very exciting for Vision of Children for different reasons.
Eighth World Symposium
Soon after its inception in 1991, Vision of Children began hosting Symposiums with our top researchers from around the world. These symposiums offer a unique approach to advancing vision research, in that they allow researchers to share their data and findings with each other before the final results are published. In addition, VOC Family Network members are invited to attend these symposiums, and not only learn about the cutting edge research occurring in vision science, but also meet the scientists who are making these advances. The 8th World Symposium will be held at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa on November 6-8. Find more information and register to attend at visionofchildren.org/2013-symposium
Visions of Success: From Research to Reality
The second event is a fundraising event called Visions of Success: From Research to Reality. The highlight of the event will be a Holiday High Tea with keynote speaker, Ann Romney, a breast cancer survivor, health advocate, and dedicated supporter of vision health. This event will be taking place on December 9th, at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego, and will include an opportunity drawing, informal modeling of holiday fashions, and a raffle for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (donated by Midway Jeep Chrysler Dodge & Ram). We are greatly anticipating this event, as the proceeds will be used to bolster research funding for Vision of Children and for American Cancer Society-sponsored research in San Diego county for rare and aggressive forms of breast cancer. For more information, or to become a sponsor, please visit visionofchildren.org/holiday-high-tea