Humanity First USA:
Humanity First USA will be holding the inaugural “Night for Sight” fundraising dinner and silent auction on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm at Pipers Banquets in Aurora, Illinois. The event will be raising funds for the Humanity First USA banner program, Gift of Sight, and the general Humanity First USA fund.
The Gift of Sight program seeks to cure blindness by sending eye care teams abroad to help those in need by setting up eye camps for adults and children, teaching local health care professionals new techniques to treat eye diseases, and donating medications, eyeglasses and equipment. Medical and student volunteers have traveled to Guatemala for the past three years to perform cataract surgeries and full eye exams for free. In October 2012, the Humanity First USA volunteers held a week-long eye camp at Proyecto Salud y Paz in Chichicastenango, Guatemala with the support of the Humanity First Guatemala team. 45 surgeries were performed during the October camp. In total, 92 surgeries were performed by Gift of Sight medical volunteers in 2012.