Better Makers: Eversight Illinois Celebrates 70 Years of Sight Restoration

Eversight Illinois: Jean Antoniou, family and friends

On July 26, Eversight Illinois celebrated its 70th anniversary at The Peninsula Chicago with the “Seeing Stars” gala. The event, co-chaired by Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo/MyEyeDr., raised more than $50,000 for Eversight Illinois’ programs and services.

The mission of Eversight Illinois is “to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research.” In 2016, the nonprofit aided more than 3,000 corneal transplants around the world. Learn more about how you can get involved with the organization.

Eversight Illinois: Co-Chairs Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo
Co-Chairs Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo
Eversight Illinois: Bethany Florek
Bethany Florek
Eversight Illinois: Susanna Homan, Tracey Tarantino, Nina Mariano, Liza Sweitzer
Susanna Homan, Tracey Tarantino, Nina Mariano and Liza Sweitzer
Eversight Illinois: Angelia Bates, Mrs and Dr Jon Rubenstein, Ken and Irma Bates
Angelia Bates, Mrs. and Dr. Jon Rubenstein, and Ken and Irma Bates


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