Bausch + Lomb supports pediatric outreach event

April 25, 2012

Boston Foundation for Sight (BFS) has received a $15,000 charitable donation from Bausch + Lomb (B + L) to support Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) Kids Week 2012.

Needham, MA-Boston Foundation for Sight (BFS) has received a $15,000 charitable donation from Bausch + Lomb (B + L) to support Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) Kids Week 2012.

SJS Kids Week is an annual outreach event for pediatric SJS survivors and their families. The founder of SJS Kids Week, Lynette Johns, OD, envisioned a special week where families from all over the world could live together and receive emotional support and sight-saving treatment.

“We are so thrilled with this generous charitable donation,” said Dr. Johns. “This is the latest in a long history of financial support from B + L, and we are very grateful that they have chosen to sponsor SJS Kids Week again this year.”

An intense immune reaction to medications or infections, SJS can cause severe burn-like lesions on the skin, organs, and mucous membranes, including the eyes.

BFS is a nonprofit eye health-care organization with a mission to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by transforming the understanding, treatment, and care of complex corneal disease. For more information, visit www.bostonsight.org.

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