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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2013
CONTACT: James F. Jorkasky
Executive Director
240-221-2905
jamesj@eyeresearch.org

AEVR ANNOUNCES 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION ON OCTOBER 9, 2013, IN RAYBURN FOYER

(Washington, D.C) Today, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) announced that it will hold a Congressional Reception in conjunction with the celebration of its 20th anniversary on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the House Rayburn Office Building Foyer. RSVP to 202-530-4672 or dinabeau@aol.com.

AEVR President Peter McDonnell, M.D. (Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins) will host, with National Eye Institute (NEI) Director Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D. providing brief comments about breakthroughs in sight-saving and sight-restoring vision research.

In announcing the reception, AEVR Executive Director James Jorkasky stated that, “Although the reception is a celebration of AEVR’s 20th anniversary as the “Friends of the NEI,” it focuses on AEVR’s message about the value of federally funded vision research for patients, especially that by the NEI within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In that regard, AEVR will release at the event a new brochure entitled The Value of Federally Funded Vision Research which will be distributed to all Congressional offices.”

The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR), a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation founded in 1993, is proud to announce this event associated with its Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative, a sustained educational effort acknowledged by Congress that recognizes the benefits of federally funded vision research. Visit its Web site at www.eyeresearch.org