Marchon hosted their annual Club Marchon party on October 8, 2010 during International Vision Expo West. The event took place at the Flamingo Hotel and attracted upwards of 7,000 attendees and exhibitors. Guests received one complimentary drink ticket; additional tickets were available at $5 each with all proceeds split 50/50 between Optometry Giving Sight and The Guide Dog Foundation. Industry sponsors also participating in the event were: Essilor, A&R Optical, Carl Zeiss Vision, Ocuco, Inc, Shamir, Comsquared, Nidek, Santinelli, EyeMaginations and Data Health.
The party took place in the lovely garden and pool area of the Flamingo Hotel and was a huge hit with attendees. Guests were entertained by The EyeRock Band, which consists of musicians within the optical industry, DJ dancing, a laser light show and also a tribute to Neil Diamond.
“The annual Marchon party at Vision Expo West has become one of the industry’s most anticipated events. We have been hosting this fun event for almost 20 years. The past two years, we have turned the party into a ‘fun raiser’ thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and guests”, said Donna Rollins, Vice President of U.S. Sales Operations for Marchon.
Approximately $50,000 was raised during this year’s event. Both charities, Optometry Giving Sight and The Guide Dog Foundation, will each receive 50% of the net proceeds.
“We are thrilled with the funds raised for Optometry Giving Sight during the Marchon event this year. These funds will go directly to our partners in the field who are providing sustainable eye care in currently 18 developing countries. We are very grateful for Marchon’s generosity in organizing this event; with these funds thousands of individuals will receive the vision care and glasses they so desperately need”, said Vic Connors, OD, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight, USA.