CVI's 2015 True Blue Do Fundraiser

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ATLANTA, GA – April 10, 2015 – The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) presents the 12th annual “True Blue Do” fundraiser on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The event will be held at the Buckhead Theatre, located at 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit CVI.

CVI’s True Blue Do is a fun event whose proceeds give hope to thousands of Georgians with vision loss and their families. With nearly 400 attendees each year, it’s a true party with a purpose. Funds raised through the event support CVI’s life changing services and programs for those impacted by vision loss. Susan and Frank Virgin are Honorary Chairs of this year’s True Blue Do, recognizing their many years of dedicated service to CVI.

Guests will enjoy a casual evening featuring great food, cocktails, silent and live auctions and the opportunity to “Flip for a Trip” to win airline tickets. This year’s True Blue Do will feature live music from the world’s only known band composed of eye doctors and their musically acclaimed patients! Performing together for one night only, The Macular Degenerates – ophthalmologists Stephen Hamilton MD (drums) and J. Michael Roach, MD (bass) – will be joined by special guests The HIPAA Violators – patients Sanders Raysin (guitar), Billy Reid (sax), and the sensational Margie Joseph, 1970s R&B chart-topping soul and funk singer extraordinaire. CVI volunteer Kendall Simpson rounds out the band on keyboard.

CVI is the only nonprofit organization in Georgia that provides vision rehabilitation services and support to people of all ages. CVI President Fontaine M. Huey said, “Our clients’ visual conditions range from low vision to total blindness, and services offered are never based on their ability to pay. As such, funds raised at the True Blue Do are crucial to ensure that CVI can help all those in need.”

Tickets for the event are $125 per person and include open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and all activities and entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and range from $500 to $15,000. To purchase tickets for the True Blue Do visit www.cviga.org/events/tbd/ or call the Center for the Visually Impaired at 404-875-9011.

Editor Note: Media passes are available. Please contact herenberg@cviga.org.