Grant to provide free eye exams and glasses
to Mecklenburg County students who are economically disadvantaged
N.C. – Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation has
received a $200,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to support Vision To Learn,
a national nonprofit organization that operates mobile vision clinics to
provide free screenings, eye exams and glasses to economically disadvantaged
students. The foundation serves as fiduciary agent for the grant, which
provides $40,000 this year and $160,000 incrementally until 2024 to serve students
at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Through the generosity of the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation and SherryStrong.org, Novant Health has partnered with the Healing Kitchens Institute to offer patients with a cancer diagnosis free online access to the Cancer Fighting Kitchen Course, a self-guided class that includes a library of short videos about healthy eating through cancer, as well as simple recipes that nourish body and spirit. The program can also be accessed by caregivers, family and friends who may want to offer their loved ones support by cooking nutritious, comforting meals.