The Rogue Valley is a great place to live and work. To help those in our community, Medical Eye Center has a long-standing tradition of giving back.
ACCESS Inc. has been helping Jackson County residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. With a focus on education, ACCESS helps seniors and low-income families survive economic crisis by helping them become self-sustaining. Programs are researched and designed to address problems ranging from one-time emergencies to longer-term issues. ACCESS is a local non-profit and has one of the highest efficiency rates when compared to other non-profits providing the same level of service. This efficiency is due in large part to the efforts of community volunteers. Medical Eye Center has had a sustaining relationship with ACCESS for over two decades. We’ve helped raise over $200,000 for local elders and low-income families.
In 2007, Medical Eye Center was an ACCESS Hometown Heroes award recipient. With this award, ACCESS recognized Medical Eye Center’s commitment to improving the quality of life for Rogue Valley seniors, low-income families and persons with disabilities. For more information, visit the ACCESS website.
Medical Eye Center is the title sponsor for the ACCESS Senior Fair. This annual event offers important services to our senior population and is a fun event for vendors and seniors alike. It is intended to provide reliable information, dependable services, and useful products to seniors. The Senior Fair features free eye and ear tests, along with over 65 vendors from healthcare and living facilities, professional services, arts organizations and more.
Teeing Up For Charity
Our staff golfers teamed-up to play in this year’s Rogue Valley Manor Foundation’s Annual Benefit Golf Tournament and the Annual ACCESS Charity Golf Tournament.
American Cancer Society
Relay for Life is an event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At the relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the 24 hour event, because cancer never sleeps. “The Survivors Lap” is an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. During the “Luminaria Cermony,” a paper bag bearing the name of a person who was touched by cancer is lit by a candle. To hold it in place, a can of food is placed inside the bag and the food is donated to ACCESS at the end of the event. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, those who face cancer will be supported and one day cancer will be eliminated.