March 17, 2022 (Toledo, OH) The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness was proud to honor Joe Shrader and Shrader Tire & Oil this week at a dinner event at The Franciscan Center at Lourdes University.
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.
As last year’s honoree, Scott Savage and SJS Investment Services hosted the event and presented the 2022 award to Joe Shrader, President & CEO. Savage asked that we join in celebrating Shrader and Shrader Tire & Oil for their extensive support in the Northwest Ohio community, including dedication to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and being honored with a National MS Society Cohn Hope Award.
“My history with Prevent Blindness goes back about 6 years through involvement with the People of Vision events,” said Shrader. “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.” He also emphasized that similar services are much costlier elsewhere and not always accessible.
“Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate is proud to honor Shrader Tire & Oil with the 2022 Northwest Ohio People of Vision Award,” Amy Pulles, President and CEO of PBO stated, “and we look forward to them chairing the event next year.”
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. Furthermore, it is estimated that the economic impact of visual disorders and disabilities costs approximately $5.4 billion annually in Ohio.
About Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to 1,000,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020. Or, visit us on the web at http://www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio and Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/PB_Ohio.