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Miracle Foundation Donates $330,000 For Revolutionary Prototype of Prosthetic Eye

The Miracle Foundation, Long Island’s leading charitable foundation dedicated to supporting research and treatment of cancer, recently presented a $330,000 grant to Dr. David Abramson of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. This grant will support the design of a computerized ocular prosthetic which will greatly enhance the lives of retinoblastoma patients. The $330,000 gift will enable Dr. Abramson to marry technology, science and medicine to develop a revolutionary prototype for a prosthetic eye, dramatically improving its cosmetic appearance. The funds were raised at a unique and moving cocktail reception, Looking At The Stars, which was hosted by The Miracle Foundation in October 2007. The event, attended by over 400 guests, was held at The Players Club in Gramercy Park, New York City. ‘The Miracle Foundation’s ongoing generosity and commitment to those diagnosed with cancer is strongly evident,” said Dr. Abramson, Chief, Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Department of Surgery. “We thank The Miracle Foundation for this special gift and for supporting this revolutionary technology,” he continued. “We were so gratified with the success of the event and the generosity and support of so many individuals,” said Kerith Flynn, a Trustee of the Foundation who is also a Partner of Margali & Flynn Designs and a parent of a retinoblastoma survivor. “Dr. Abramson’s work in the treatment of retinoblastoma is nationally renowned. We are thrilled to enable Dr. Abramson to embark on this pioneering approach which will change the lives markedly of those who have lost an eye to cancer,” she continued. About The Miracle Foundation Founded in 1999, The Miracle Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those diagnosed with cancer and to finding a cure for this disease. Integral to its mission is improving patient care, increasing cancer awareness and funding worthy scientific research. All funds raised by the Foundation support the work of individuals and organizations committed to achieving these goals. For more information, please call 516.873.0105.