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Eye Doctors and Their Patients Perform Live for CVI’s True Blue Do Fundraiser

Picture of Stephen Hamilton and Michael Roach of the Macular DegeneratesOn Thursday, May 14th at 6 p.m. the Buckhead Theater will be alive with jamming music; delicious food and great fun as CVI host its 12th annual True Blue Do fundraiser. This year’s entertainment 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), Scott Pastor, MD (guitar), and J. Michael Roach, MD (bass) – will be joined by special guests The HIPAA Violators – patients Sanders Raysin (guitar), Billy Reid (sax), Dub Hudson (sax), and the sensational Margie Joseph, 1970s R&B chart-topping soul and funk singer extraordinaire. CVI volunteer, Kendall Simpson, will round out the band performing on keyboard.

Picture of Margie JosephThe True Blue Do is an exciting event whose proceeds give hope to thousands of Georgians with vision loss and their families. CVI is the only nonprofit organization in Georgia that provides vision rehabilitation services and support to people of all ages. 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. Tickets for the event are $125 per person and include open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and all activities and entertainment. Tickets can be conveniently purchased on CVI’s website.

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. For more information contact Helene J. Erenberg, Senior Director of Development at 404-602-4275 or