Local fundraisers (and Lions Club) seek money for eye scanner for Senegal – CacheValleyDaily.com : Local News
“In one month we have raised a little over $1,000 with different fundraising events,” said Kaja Frome, a member of a student committee at the Star Community Education Center. “The time limit is shorter, they are leaving with the scanner in April. So we will be going around to different businesses and asking for donations.”
The students are working with the local Lions Club. Dr. Richard Criddle has led trips to Senegal where they have helped local people learn how to run eye clinics. About 24,000 people a year have been helped.
“We are doing this in memory of Cameron Kent, one of our classmates and friends who passed away in October. He went there last summer as part of his Eagle project and fell in love with the people of Senegal,” said Frome.
Star Community Education Center is a group of families involved in home schooling offering classes in leadership and academics, operated by parents and others who teach classes twice a week.
We found out that 80% of people in Senegal do not have eye care. This scanner will definitely be appreciated. The best part is that they will be able to run the scanner all by themselves.
This is a wonderful project. I found out you can also donate here http://www.gofundme.com/visionscanner and please do. We would love to remember Cameron for all his service to the community in Cache Valley as well working at Terrace Grove, with the Lions club, and scouts. He is missed.
Curated from Local fundraisers (and Lions Club) seek money for eye scanner for Senegal – CacheValleyDaily.com : Local News