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Over the Edge
Lifebanc’s signature Over the Edge event was held September 3, 2021. CEBF Board Member Colleen Flynn Goss for the second time rappelled a Cleveland skyscraper in the name of eye, organ, and tissue donation to raise funds for Northeast Ohio ophthalmology research.


Watch Colleen's Rappel

BreadLove Partnership
In August and September 2021, CEBF partnered with BreadLove Cleveland, an organization providing unparalleled homemade bread to raise dough that helps make the word a better place.

Proceeds from BreadLove go directly to CEBF this quarter. BreadLove, thank you for your support!

CEBF Inaugural Golf Tournament, “Keep Your Eye On the Ball”
On June 21, 2021, Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation raised funds for local vision research with a day of golf. This event included a continental breakfast, box lunch, beverages, prizes, side games, and a chance to win a three-year lease of a 2021 Hyundai Sonata with a hole-in-one.

We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!

Virtual Vision Research Symposium
October 2020 brought CEBF’s first signature Vision Research Symposium.

This free event brought together top physicians and researchers at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, University Hospitals Eye Institute, & Akron Children’s Hospital. Researchers presented their latest ophthalmic work, funded by CEBF and now published in Ophthalmology Times.

Check Presentations at Cleveland Clinic & University Hospitals
In February of 2020, CEBF presented checks for the first of three installments of the $300,000 grants being gifted over three years. These grants will allow CCF and UH to carry out research to advance eye disease treatments and cures right here in Cleveland.

In December 2019, sponsored by Executive Caterers and hosted by Landhaven, the 19th annual Philanthropia event with food, entertainment, and auctions made for a delightful afternoon.  All proceeds from attendees on behalf of the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation went directly to CEBF.

Over the Edge
Lifebanc’s Over the Edge is a signature event in Downtown Cleveland to raise important funds and awareness for eye, organ, and tissue donation.

In May 2019, Colleen Flynn Goss, cornea recipient and CEBF Board Member, rappelled down 25 stories to foster support for eye donation.

The Transplant Games of America
“As a teenager, I was blinded in one eye from a rare disease. After receiving a cornea transplant, my future is bright as a wife, mother, nurse and softball coach and a participant in the U.S. Transplant Games. I am grateful the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation supports high-profile national efforts that highlight the critical importance of eye, organ and tissue donation.”

– Deanna Hartman, participant

Cleveland was the host of the 2016 Games.