The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness honored Joe Shrader and Shrader Tire & Oil with the 2021 People of Vision Award.
Since 1985, the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness (PBO) has recognized and awarded select organizations and their leaders for visionary leadership and community service. The People of Vision Award event has become one of Northwest Ohio’s premier charitable events in support of PBO and its mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight.
“My history with Prevent Blindness goes back about six years through involvement with the People of Vision events,” Joe said. “Having a friend diagnosed with a detached retina, and watching her literally go blind overnight, greatly increased my appreciation for what Prevent Blindness does in the community.”
According to Prevent Blindness officials, half of all blindness is preventable, and the number of individuals who are blind or visually impaired is expected to double by the year 2030 if nothing is done to address the problem.
A ceremony and dinner were held at The Franciscan Center on the campus of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio.
The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness was founded in 1957.