New York, NY (January 2010) -- A special benefit performance of “The Miracle Worker,” the beloved stage play about young Helen Keller and which has returned to Broadway for its 50th anniversary, brought together more than a hundred theatergoers and supporters of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in a moving matinee and luncheon on Sunday, March 7.
Proceeds went to Vision for and from Children at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, a fund created by the hospital’s unique young Ambassador, ten-year-old Lillian Pravda.
In addition, the related “Shop for a Cause” event continues through the month of March. Sponsors include Pravda Abbigliamento, Optyx by Gruen and Judith Ripka Jewelry. These luxury retailers will donate 10% of your purchases to Vision For and From Children. Funds raised will be used in support of equipment and staff needs for pediatric ophthalmology and orthoptics.
There is an interesting historical sidelight about Helen’s teacher Anne Sullivan and real life connection to The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
If you are a reporter seeking an interview with a doctor at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, please contact Jean Thomas, at (212) 979-4274.
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