Good Golf For A Good Cause
Monday, June 10, 2019 RAINED OUT
New Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
This year, your participation in the 2019 Wills Eye Spring Classic will benefit the Wills Eye Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology (CAGO). Our Center’s mission is to harness the unparalleled expertise and innovation of Wills Eye towards the reduction of blindness worldwide. We have become the primary academic partner of the only ophthalmology residencies in both Rwanda and Haiti, and we have built capacity with our adjunct faculty in Kenya and Burundi. Our philosophy is simple: By training and equipping in-country ophthalmologists to deliver outstanding ophthalmic care, we will make a truly sustainable impact. We are reaching these goals primarily through three programs:
- Global Fellowship: 1-2 fully trained US ophthalmology graduates are deployed as Wills Eye ambassadors to our partner sites to teach and train in-country residents. In addition to onsite training, we provide the trainees year-round access to education at Wills Eye through the on-line Wills Eye Knowledge Portal.
- W.I.R.E. Program: Our third-year residents are offered a chance of a lifetime to travel with Wills faculty to “share and pair” their education with partner residents under the Wills Eye International Residency Experience.
- International Scholars Program: Offers 1-2 month long observerships to selected international ophthalmologists enabling them to study at Wills Eye in the subspecialty of their choice.
With these programs, we are making a change for the estimated 36 million people worldwide who suffer from preventable blindness--many of whom suffer from birth and die early due to their blindness. This is a problem that we have the tools to solve. It is people like you who enable us to save the vision of so many and make a lifesaving difference to many around the world.
It’s more than just a round of golf – it’s about the gift of sight. We hope to see you on the green!
Schedule for the Day
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration and Lunch
Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction
Dinner & Awards Presentation