American Express Card Holder ? We need your vote for a charity Project
Are you an American Express Card Holder ?
All we need is a vote from you for this very important project, that will build 100 pediatric eye centers in India. We need 5000 votes by Monday night (Sept 29th, 2008).
To vote please click on http://www.membersproject.com/...ject/view/8CEPG6
Here is some information about the very good cause.
320,000 children in India are blind – more than in any other country. 19% of the world’s blind children live in India. Lack of properly equipped eye care facilities and trained professionals put all 400 million Indian children at risk for a range of blinding conditions. The tragedy is half of this blindness could be prevented or treated. The Indian government says 100 pediatric eye centers are needed by 2020. Fifteen centers have been established so far and 7 more are planned by the end of 2008.
Thanks to many well wishers, this project has made it to the Top 25 out of 1,190 projects in the American Express Contest. We are thrilled that the expert advisory panel consisting of Nobel Laureates and people such as Jane Goodall chose "Kids for Sight" as an innovative, achievable project that can make a broad, positive impact in our world.
Nyan and Lehka have been working for over a year to raise money for "Kids for Sight" and donated $1,200 of their own money by forgoing birthday and other gifts and as a result have raised over $20,000 towards their goal of $260,000. Now that we are a Semi-finalist, the Amex Contest gives us the chance to win up to $1.5 million and surpass our goal.
Impact of this Project
Saving children’s sight – saving children’s lives. Blind children in India are at risk for other dangers; disease, poverty, and other negative societal implications. Creating pediatric eye care centers will provide access to treatment we take for granted in the U.S., but is life saving in India. This project will create one or more needed centers to screen local children and provide care and sight-saving surgical procedures. Some will also train pediatric eye care teams to serve rural centers.
Just by voting today, our project can win and build up to 5 pediatric eye care centers in India to prevent unnecessary childhood blindness by screening up to 5 million children and treating up to 725,000. In early October, there will be another voting to determine how much each of the finalists win ($100,000 to $1,500,000).
So, to vote please click on http://www.membersproject.com/...ject/view/8CEPG6
Thank you for your help, and please feel free to spread the word.