CINCINNATI, OH (March 11, 2011)-Cincinnati Financial Corporation and President & CEO Kenneth W. Stecher will be recognized for outstanding community service and philanthropic vision at Prevent Blindness Ohio’s17th Annual People of Vision Award Dinner. U.S. Bank and Retired Cincinnati Market President Jim Schwab will host the gala dinner at the Kingsgate Marriott at the University of Cincinnatifrom 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Liz Bonis of WKRC Local 12 will emcee the event.
The People of Vision Award was established in 1985 by Prevent Blindness Ohio to recognize Ohio’s top corporate and civic leaders for the outstanding philanthropic works they have undertaken. The People of Vision Award Dinner has become one of the region’s premier philanthropic events of the year. The dinner generates more than $100,000 for sight-saving programs provided by Prevent Blindness Ohio and is attended by approximately 200 community leaders.
Half of all blindness is preventable and the number of blind and visually impaired is expected to double by the year 2030 if nothing is done to address the problem. Furthermore, it is estimated that the economic impact of visual disorders and disabilities costs approximately $51.4 billion annually in the United States
About Prevent Blindness Ohio
Prevent Blindness Ohio, founded in 1957, is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. Prevent Blindness Ohio is an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the country’s second-oldest national voluntary health organization. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020. Or, visit us on the web at www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio.