by Rommel Bautista, MD
Last May 31, 2017, the Philippine Glaucoma Foundation (PGF), together with members of the Philippine Glaucoma Society (PGS), held its second Charity Golf Tournament at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club. The tournament was well attended and drew almost 140 golfers. The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Ayala Land, Prulife, Axa Philippines, Unilever, Cebuana Lhuillier, and the Commuter Bus Company, were just a few of the many sponsors who supported the event. Also included in the list of sponsors were Senators Manny Villar and Tito Sotto, and many grateful private glaucoma patients. Incidentally, Senator Villar became the newest member of the Board of Trustees of the PGF, having been inducted last May 16, 2017 at the Manila Polo Club.
Entertainment, a sumptuous buffet, an open bar, and the post tournament raffle helped make the event very memorable. PAL business class tickets, generous gift certificates from Asya Boracay, Bohol Beach Club, and Marco Polo Hotels were given away. A live auction of TW Steel watches and an exquisite pearl pendant from Jewelmer made the afternoon even more exciting.
Proceeds of the event will be used for the diagnostic and surgical needs of indigent glaucoma patients all over country, with the members of the PGS having committed to perform the procedures on these patients free of charge.
The PGF hopes to continue to provide assistance to indigent glaucoma patients and endeavor to see the fulfillment of its vision that no Filipino goes blind from glaucoma.
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