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17 November 2009

Al Hudec Co-Chairs Fundraising Luncheon for Operation Eyesight

Farris Partner Al Hudec co-chaired a fundraising luncheon for Operation Eyesight in Vancouver on November 12, 2009, together with James Killam from Killam Cordell.  The luncheon, which raised over $75,000 for Operation Eyesight, was sponsored by 26 of the leading law firms in Vancouver, including Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP.  Al is also a director of Operation Eyesight.

The feature speaker at this year’s lunch was Norma Bastidas, a remarkable ultra-marathon runner who recently completed a grueling series of seven races on seven continents, including Antarctica.  Norma, whose eldest son has an incurable eye condition, did this to raise support for all people with visual impairments.

Operation Eyesight is a Canadian charity working to prevent and cure blindness in the developing world.  To date Operation Eyesight, over its near 50 years of operation, has prevented blindness or restored sight for more than 35 million people in India, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia – places where large portions of the population are threatened by blindness and low vision.

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