Monday, November 28, 2016 6:10 PM

Eye-Q: A visionary for Valley cancer patients

Eye-Q Vision Care Board of Directors left to right: Alan V. Nerenberg, M.D., Brian Cavallaro, M.D., Richard L. Moors, M.D., Campbell Waldrop, M.D., Samuel P. Hinton, M.D., and Michael Walker, M.D.
Eye-Q Vision Care is living up to its name with their gift to Community Medical Centers’ planned regional cancer and research center, putting them in the “Visionary” level of giving, one of the highest donor recognition levels.
 
This gift will help build the only comprehensive cancer center of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley, combining services and expertise currently provided in multiple locations to create a seamless patient experience. The center could open as early as 2018.
 
For nearly 40 years, Eye-Q Vision Care and Community have partnered to be leaders in both eye care and healthcare for the Valley - each embracing the other’s mission and goals. And once again, they are helping answer the call of the growing community.
 
“We are honored to be one of the first to fund this comprehensive cancer center that is so needed in the Valley,” said Brian Cavallaro, M.D., board president of Eye-Q Vision Care. “We all live and work in this community – its home – and we see the need for cancer care services every day in our own families, our patients and employees. We wanted to do our part.”
 
Katie Zenovich, Community’s vice president of Corporate Development and Chief Development Officer, hopes this gift from Eye-Q Vision Care encourages other businesses and individuals to realize the need for this center and step up to help build it. “We are so grateful for Eye-Q Vision Care’s continued support and I hope others consider joining us on this journey to build this one-of-a-kind
Eye-Q Vision Care employees and Radin Breast Care Center employees receiving check of $5,000 from #EyeSeePink campaign.
cancer center, so all those touched by this devastating disease can get the world-class care they need in one place, right here at home,” Zenovich said.

Eye-Q Vision Care even took their giving a step further with their employees and chose to give all proceeds from their recent breast cancer awareness campaign, #EyeSeePink, to the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center at Clovis Community Medical Center – raising about $5,000.
 
To help build this much needed cancer center, call Community Medical Foundation at 559.724.4350 or visit our website at www.CommunityMedical.org/Beat-Cancer. Your gift to oncology services at Community provides hope for all those in the Valley who are, and will be, touched by cancer.


 
Ashlie Graef
Community Foundation