Cougars promote Glaucoma Awareness

By on August 16, 2012

Screenings will be available to fans prior to evening ballgame
Geneva—The Kane County Cougars will welcome Dr. Steven Brown of Chicago Glaucoma Consultants and Dr. Anjali Hawkins of Geneva Eye Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 25. Before that evening’s 6:30 p.m. game, fans can receive a screening and information on glaucoma, a slowly progressive disease that affects over 40 million people worldwide with a painless loss of sight in most cases.

The Cougars will also donate a portion of August’s in-game charity proceeds, along with a charitable match by the organization, to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Based out of San Francisco, the Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma.

That evening’s game also include a pre-game autograph session, Cougars baseball caps for the first 1,500 fans courtesy of Tuffy Auto Service Centers, in-game entertainment by Birdzerk, and a post-game fireworks show.

Also that weekend on Sunday, Aug. 26, Cougars staff will welcome Misericordia to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark for an on-field check presentation from July’s in-game charity proceeds, along with a charitable match from the Cougars organization. Misericordia, located in Chicago, is recognized as one of the nation’s leading communities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Distinguished by its network of services and a continuum of care model, Misericordia supports 600 children and adults from diverse ethnic, racial, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, with disabilities ranging from mild or moderate to severe and profound. Programs include residential options, job training and placement, an array of therapies, fitness and health guidance, social and recreational activities, and opportunities for spiritual growth.