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San Francisco, Sept. 16, 2010 - Glaucoma Research Foundation has received a Community Service Award from the Geary Boulevard Merchants Association, presented on September 15 at the Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon.
The Foundation was recognized by this business group for its commitment to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States. Over 4 million Americans have the disease, but only half have been diagnosed by a doctor.
Association President David Heller stated, “Glaucoma Research Foundation is doing such important work to educate individuals and families about glaucoma’s risks and to provide useful information and support to glaucoma patients and caregivers. Their strategic investments in glaucoma research have also changed the traditional scientific view of this blinding disease. All of us in the Geary Boulevard Merchants Association appreciate the Foundation’s leadership in San Francisco and throughout the country.”
Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Glaucoma Research Foundation, accepted the award on behalf of the 32-year old organization’s 7-member staff and its Board of Directors.
Presenting this year’s award were Andrew Iwach, MD and Terri Pickering, MD of the San Francisco Glaucoma Center, a specialty glaucoma practice located in downtown San Francisco. Drs. Iwach and Pickering received the Community Service Award at last year’s Awards Luncheon.
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