Sixth Annual Fundraiser
The Big Top
The sixth annual “Looking Out for Kids” charity fundraiser was another great success this past November. The annual charity event raises money to provide vision care and eyeglasses to uninsured and under-insured children in Philadelphia and its surrounding communities. This year, the event’s theme included transforming the Hafter Student Center on the Elkins Park campus of Salus University into a circus tent. Under “The Big Top
,” the supporting cast was a juggler and stilt walker who entertained guests, while children and adults played games and won prizes. “The event was festive and very enjoyable,” Barnett Satinsky, a partner at Fox Rothschild, LLP, said.
The Eye Institute’s own Dr. Andrew Gurwood acted as ringmaster for the evening. Dr. Gurwood encouraged attendees to be generous when bidding on silent auction items. The red, white and gold auction tables were filled with unique autographed memorabilia, travel packages, dinner gift certificates, jewelry, and so much more.
Michael Vick, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, enjoyed being the celebrity co-host for the evening. He graciously posed with guests, signed autographs, and talked about the importance of vision care.
“It’s great to support an event that truly helps kids in need of vision care, and that we are able to help kids right here in our own community,” Matt McCandless, district manager of National Vision, Inc., said.