Special Events

Special Events

Lions World Vision Institute Foundation hosts two fundraising events annually: the Eye Ball – a gala and the Race for Sight – a virtual race celebrating Donate Life Month, held in April. To learn more, select the event you are interested in.

Eye Ball

Eye Ball 2024: Optical Rewind - Back to the 80s
Each year, the Eye Ball presents a different mission-centric theme that provides an unforgettable guest experience.

Past events have included a fashion show featuring visually impaired models, exceptional live auctions with fabulous trips, and plenty of interactive games that inspire people to give. The Eye Ball supports our Gratis Ocular Tissue Program, Pediatric Vision Health Program, and other important initiatives at Lions World Vision Institute.

Virtual Race for Sight

Race for Sight 2024 - 7 Miles for Vision
The Race for Sight is held during Donate Life Month, celebrated in April, and is a virtual race for advocates of donation.

This event kicks off Donate Life Month during the month of April. It is a virtual race that raises awareness of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Vision In Bloom

Vision In Bloom Tea Party

Step into an enchanting tea party fundraiser, “Vision in Bloom,” hosted by Lions World Vision Institute and Working Women of Tampa Bay on May 17th at 11 am in Ybor City’s historic cigar factory. Experience the fusion of elegance and purpose while supporting vision as a basic human right. Indulge in tea and treats amidst camaraderie, as every cup poured and conversation shared promises to blossom into a brighter tomorrow of unity and compassion. Purchase your tickets now for a day of grace and philanthropy.


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