Shared Visions Gala & V-Awards Honorees Announced

Shared Visions Gala & V-Awards Honorees Announced

YORBA LINDA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For their philanthropic
impact and humanitarian support of optometry, Marshall B. Ketchum University
will honor community leaders at the third annual Shared Visions Gala &
V–Awards, Thursday, September 19, 2013, at a 4:30pm VIP reception and a 5:30pm
gala at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. in
Yorba Linda, CA.

With a theme of "Sharing Vision – Changing Lives" and a focus on supporting
vision readiness for all children in Orange County, the Shared Visions Gala &
V–Awards is the signature event for Marshall B. Ketchum University of
Fullerton, CA. Awards will include:

  CORPORATE V–AWARD
  Allergan, Inc., Irvine, accepted by Allergan Chairman of the Board and CEO
  David Pyott
  *Multi-specialty health care company committed to addressing unmet medical
  and community needs to help people reach their life's potential

  FOUNDER'S V–AWARD
  Marshall B. Ketchum, M.D., to be accepted by the Ketchum family
  *Pioneer in optometry and founder of the third-oldest college of optometry
  in the US

  SHARED VISIONS ARTIST AWARD
  Susan Joy Gustafson, Vancouver, WA
  *Compelled to paint vivid floral and tropical scenes from her mind's eye
  after being diagnosed with a progressive rare eye condition

"Our third annual Shared Visions Gala & V–Awards is particularly exciting
because of our new university name and our transition into an
interprofessional healthcare institution," says Marshall B. Ketchum University
President Kevin Alexander, O.D., Ph.D.

The Gala and V–Awards program includes selections from the Shared Visions Art
Exhibit, showcasing works by blind or visually impaired artists.

Gold sponsors of the Shared Visions Gala & V–Awards are Allergan, Essilor and
NVision.

For more on the Shared Visions Gala & V–Awards or to purchase tickets, visit
http://www.ketchum.edu/sharedvisions.

For media inquiries, contact Jess Block, Publicist, at 909-706-8525,
JessBlockPR@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE SHARED VISIONS GALA & V–AWARDS: The Shared Visions Gala & V–Awards
is the signature fundraising event for Marshall B. Ketchum University in
Fullerton, CA. Proceeds from the event go toward supporting vision readiness
for all children in Orange County. In 2012, the Gala raised more than $200,000
and hosted 300 attendees in support of the creation of the mobile vision van
known as "Eye Force One," bringing vision services to those in need who cannot
travel to a clinic. http://www.ketchum.edu/sharedvisions/

ABOUT MARSHALL B. KETCHUM UNIVERSITY: Established in 1904, Marshall B. Ketchum
University (MBKU) is a private, non-profit, educational institution. The
University confers a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry, and
a Master of Science in Vision Science degree. The University is also adding
the School of Physician Assistant Studies that expects to award a Master of
Medical Sciences degree as the first step in the development of an
interprofessional healthcare campus. MBKU owns and operates two premier eye
and vision care centers – the Eye Care Center in Fullerton, CA, and the
Optometric Center of Los Angeles. http://www.ketchum.edu;
https://facebook.com/SoCalCollegeofOptometry; http://twitter.com/SCCOdaily
 
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