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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Essilor Vision Foundation Supports Phil. Delegates to Special Olympics Social Impact Summit 2015

Essilor Vision Foundation has always been a staunch supporter of the Special Olympics, and this year, the foundation is sending off Brina Maxino and Sashi Montana to the 6-day international Special Olympics Social Impact Summit 2015 during the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California from July 23- 28, 2015.

The summit aims to gather youth leaders who will generate and implement actionable ideas that can educate, motivate and activate individuals, particularly the youth, towards accepting and including people with intellectual disabilities in community life and activities. 

Essilor Vision Foundation stresses the importance of a healthy vision in sports and in lending a hand to intellectually challenged individuals in fighting discrimination, and gaining awareness and acceptance in the community.

"Healthy vision is critical for every individual, including intellectually challenged persons who, like many of us, have aspirations and goals in life. Helping them see the world better can make a huge difference in what and how much they can achieve. This is the reason why Essilor is a huge supporter of Special Olympics. We're happy to support the Special Olympics Social Impact Summit where our Philippine delegates can participate and share ideas on how to achieve critical changes in society," says Dr. Emelita Roleda, Essilor Philippines' general manager.

The foundation has been supporting the Special Olympics for more than a decade now, and has been providing athletes with prescription eyewear, sports eyewear and gives counseling on proper health and vision care to athletes.


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