The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) is an incredible organization with a simple yet ambitious goal: to transform cataract blindness from a permanent disability into a curable condition.
Founded by Drs. Geoff Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, HCP has developed an innovative clinical model, whereby they have trained more than 10,000 local eye care professionals to participate in healing their own communities. To date, HCP has restored sight to over 680,000 people globally - already making a dent in the 18 million people who will suffer from curable blindness worldwide in our lifetime. For a visual of HCP's efforts, check out this ABC News segment.
This fundraising effort is happening in tandem with an event we are hosting in New York City at which Dr. Tabin will share not only his entrepreneurial journey on the frontiers of healthcare with HCP, but also lessons learned from his awesome adventures in nature. In addition to his illustrious career as a skilled ophthalmic surgeon (now at Stanford), Dr. Tabin is one of the world's most accomplished mountaineers (the fourth person ever to summit each of the highest peaks on the world's seven continents) and a pioneer of the sport of bungee jumping.
Cataracts plague people young and old all over the developing world. Lost sight pulls people out of the workforce and often saddles families with meaningful caretaking burdens. Restoring these individuals' sight lets them see their loved ones, experience the world, and be productive in society again.
A $100 donation funds four surgeries. A donation of $250 funds ten surgeries, and an autographed book by Geoff. Our hope is that you can help us impact the lives of as many people as possible.