PLEASANTON, CALIF., December 5, 2017—Thanks to record-breaking fundraising from employees worldwide, CooperVision, Inc. has donated $200,500 to Optometry Giving Sight in support of the 2017 World Sight Day Challenge. This represents the largest single donation made to the organization this year.
2017 marked the sixth consecutive year that CooperVision employees organized fundraisers over several weeks, with matching funds pledged by The Cooper Companies. CooperVision is an Optometry Giving Sight Global Gold Sponsor.
More than 40 CooperVision sites and teams, the most ever within the company, conceived and hosted a variety of spirited, creative and successful activities to engage employees, bring awareness to the campaign, and generate donations. In addition to widespread sales of CooperVision Fight for Sight-branded bracelets, initiatives included a 10K fun run in South Africa, a soccer match in Mexico, a 24-hour cycling relay in the United Kingdom, an auction in China, a foosball tournament in Costa Rica, raffles and silent auctions in the United States, and a fiesta in Singapore.
“The substantial and passionate efforts put into this year’s campaign by thousands of our employees will make a far-reaching difference in the lives of individuals, their families and their communities,” said Dan McBride, President, CooperVision. “Because of their commitment and generosity, our record donation represents approximately 40,000 eye exams for people around the world who would otherwise be at risk for a range of vision challenges.”
“For the sixth straight year, CooperVision employees and The Cooper Companies have illustrated the depth of their commitment to helping improve the way people see each day,” said Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight. “It’s difficult to overstate how deeply we appreciate their time and devotion to the 2017 World Sight Day Challenge.”
CooperVision’s cumulative support for Optometry Giving Sight over the last several years exceeds USD$2 million. In addition to its World Sight Day Challenge initiatives, the company contributes funding through a patient rebate donation program in the United States, LensFerry® donations for completed patient annual subscriptions and Europe’s One Bright Vision cause-related marketing program, which benefits communities in Africa and India. The company also supports specific Optometry Giving Sight-affiliated programs, providing funding as well as sending experts on site for professional guidance and observation.
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.
About The Cooper Companies
The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE:COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to developing a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical is committed to advancing the health of families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on women’s health, fertility and diagnostics. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has more than 11,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.