Orbis is an international non- profit organization that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness. They are world’s only Flying Eye Hospital. The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is a state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with operating room, classroom, and recovery room. In 2018, they have performed over 4.8 million screening/ examinations, and over 78,000 surgeries or laser treatments.
This year, Orbis 2019 Plane Pull for Sight Vancouver raised over $94,000 – and we couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone. Overall, nearly $280,000 across all three cities was raised and we are so incredibly proud to be part of that accomplishment.
With your support, we raise over $3,200 and bring together a team together to pull a 60-tonne FedEx plane in 12.9 seconds. Even though it rained, our day was not dampened and we enjoyed the different activities around the tarmac. It was an amazing experience and we cannot wait to try again and beat both our donation amount and plane pull time.
Children will have the opportunity to attend school and get an education, and adults will regain the ability to work, earn a living and provide for their family in ways they couldn’t before. With your support, we can change the narrative for so many from one of poverty and struggle, to one of prosperity and happiness. That’s why what Orbis stands for is so important and why need your support next year in the fight to end avoidable blindness.