WHEREAS, National Eye Donor Month was first declared by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, and
WHEREAS, one of our most important senses is that of sight, and the restoration of this sense to those not so endowed, being the goal of the Sight Society of Northeastern New York, Inc., and
WHEREAS, the Eye Bank in this area is supported by the Lions Club, a member of the Sight Society of Northeastern New York, Inc., and
WHEREAS, the Sight Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. seeks to raise awareness of the need for cornea, tissue and organ donation, and
WHEREAS, the Lions Eye Bank at Albany treats over 5,000 children and 30,000 adults every year, and
WHEREAS, the success of the Eye Bank Program is dependent on eye donors, and
WHEREAS, the Town Board wishes to urge our community to consider participation in the Eye Donor Program,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Coeymans, proclaim the month of March as “Eye Donor Month” in the Town of Coeymans for the year 2018.
Dated: March 8, 2018.