2023 AWCA BENEFIT & 30th YEAR CELEBRATION was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who made the evening possible, but a special thanks to Angie Wilcox and Kim Wackerlie
Cinco de Mayo - Margaritas & Fiesta
BENEFIT PROCEEDS WENT TO:
ARLINGTON FREE CLINIC
HEARING AND VISION PROGRAM
While you are in the online store, why not pay your 2022-23 membership dues of $50?
(**For recordkeeping purposes, please do not submit dues through the benefit donation link or vice versa.)
BENEFIT PROCEEDS RECIPIENT:
Arlington Free Clinic's Hearing and Vision Program is this year’s recipient of the Benefit’s proceeds. The program is in its fourth month and started with a generous donation from a retired Arlington school teacher, combined with a partnership with the University of Maryland's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences. The hearing and vision program will be able to care for over 1500 patients annually, approximately 30% of whom are new to the clinic. Most patients never have enjoyed access to any hearing or vision services. Vision and hearing impairments are life-altering. They may seriously constrain an individual’s ability to secure employment, or to reside safely and independently in the community. Hearing loss can contribute to the onset of cognitive impairment and dementia. Diabetes, affecting 25% of the patients, introduces the risk for severe vision loss, including blindness. This result can be prevented with regular screening. For individuals living in poverty, it is nearly impossible to access affordable vision and hearing assessments, prescription eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Regular screenings and timely treatments are unavailable to these patients.
Our donation will be used for specific services such as vision exam - $140, hearing exam - $168, pair of prescription hearing aids - $600, pair of prescription eyeglasses - $400, language interpreter - $25, medications for glaucoma - $115, etc. A donation from AWCA will ensure the sustainability of this important program supporting prevention and treatment of vision and hearing loss through screening and subsequent treatment, along with free or very low cost prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids for years to come.
Your gift makes a huge difference in someone's life. Please consider donations to cover the following:
$140 - VISION EXAM
$168 - HEARING EXAM
$600 - PRESCRIPTION HEARING AIDS