On Sunday, Jan. 28, Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing will partner with the OHSU Casey Eye Institute to host IPAs for Eyes. The sudsy benefit will help fund quality prescription glasses for under-served Oregon residents through the Casey Community Outreach Program.
Ecliptic will donate 10 percent of all sales on Jan. 28 to help pay for free prescription glasses offered by the Community Outreach Program. In addition, Ecliptic Brewing’s distributor partner Maletis Beverage, in addition to their friends at Point Blank Distributing, have agreed to match donations from the day.
Ecliptic will offer a special IPA taster tray throughout the day. At 5 p.m., a raffle drawing will be held for prizes that will include IPAs from Breakside & Stormbreaker breweries, a two-night stay in Cannon Beach, and other fun items. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the brewery from January 24th to January 28th.
Event attendees will also be able to tour the Casey Eye Institute’s 33-foot, fully outfitted mobile ophthalmology unit, which provides free medical vision screenings at locations ranging from the state’s remote corners to Portland’s urban core.
Entirely donor funded, the Casey Community Outreach Program is staffed by volunteer eye doctors, technicians and support staff. Since 2010, it has traveled 23,000 miles, making 240 visits at over 65 different community centers and health clinics to provide medical vision care to over 7,000 community members. In addition to providing no-cost glasses, the program screens for eye disease in an effort to eliminate preventable blindness.
Vision Loss, By The Numbers:
· Nearly 20.6 million American adults suffer from visual loss, even though many of the underlying causes are treatable or preventable.
· Blindness and visual impairment in the U.S. is expected to double by 2050, posing a significant public health challenge.
For up to date details on the event, visit the Facebook page here.
About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old-world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Starburst IPA, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit: www.eclipticbrewing.com.
Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).
OHSU is the only academic health center in Oregon and is nationally distinguished as a research university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This singular purpose allows us to focus on discoveries that prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals for the evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest advances. Based in Portland, we are one of Oregon’s largest employers, operate the top-ranked adult and children’s hospitals in the state, and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million. As a public organization, we also provide services for the most vulnerable Oregonians and outreach to improve health in communities across the state.
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