Conexus is pleased to have Essilor as the tournament Cart Sponsor and we look forward to hosting their foursome at the sold out June 5th Event. There are still a few named sponsorship opportunities available for those seeking high profile exposure to more than 250 guests and golfers!
Yesterday, Conexus staff participated in the 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Coalition meeting hosted by Bon Secours at the Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, VA. MHCA Mid-Atlantic is the local coalition of the national association of organizations focused on meeting a variety of healthcare needs in the unique mobile clinic setting and includes groups from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
At the meeting, Conexus had the opportunity to tour units from the Bon Secours Care-A-Van and Rally/Children's National Medical Center fleets, network with other mobile health providers, and learn of some of the latest health concerns in mobile health care delivery. As Conexus looks to expand programming and services to reach some of our most “at-risk” populations this network of providers will be invaluable.
Conexus was honored to be among more than 300 business and community partners at the Fulghum Conference Center today for the Chesterfield County Public Schools Annual Business and Community Partners Appreciation Luncheon. Conexus was recognized for service to Chesterfield County Schools through the pilot program and study which provided VisioCheck and follow-up eye exams and glasses to referred students. The pilot offered screening to 3,585 students and found 1,059 with potential vision problems. The age parameters of the study allowed for free onsite eye exams and glasses for 3rd grade students with a referral for follow-up vision care. Nearly half of the 546 eligible students took advantage of the free services; the pilot delivered 263 exams and 197 pairs of glasses!
Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB1408 into law! HB1408 paves the way for schools to use outside resources at their choosing to improve vision outcomes for their students. As Conexus works to elevate vision as a health priority, this bill offers permissive language for schools to be proactive in advancing vision outcomes in an effort to improve academic performance. If you’d like to know more about to bring VisioCheck to your school division, contact Melissa Perry.
In just one month, the June 5th Conexus Golf Classic sold out with 52 committed teams!! This is an all-time record for the tournament and is a direct reflection of the caliber of the tournament committee, the event venue, and the commitment of our community to improve vision outcomes for students.
The 26th Annual Golf Classic is Conexus’ largest fundraising event and is projected to net more than $100,000 in support of our technology based comprehensive children’s vision programs.
Conexus and the tournament planning committee are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support for the 26th Annual Tournament, presented by Taylor & Parrish Construction! The June event is already a near sell out with 51 committed teams! We welcome the following major sponsors:
On February 20, HB1408 passed the Senate on a 38-2 vote and was returned back to the House for a vote on the Senate amendments. Today, the Senate-amended HB1408 passed the House on a 98-0 vote! Virginia has taken the first step toward improving vision outcomes for students and working to eliminate undetected and untreated vision problems as barriers to success in school.
Conexus is grateful for the good work of Delegate Lee Ware to see this bill through and also for the unexpected and very timely support of Ken Hutcheson, who offered his professional guidance in support of HB1408 as the bill made its way through crossover.
There is still much work to be done, but the passage of HB1408 with such strong bipartisan support demonstrates awareness of the need of improved vision programming in schools, which is the first step in active program implementation.