On Thursday, December 12, 2013, eQuality Pathways to Potential received the 2013 Betty Walen Outstanding Volunteer award from the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank Thursday. eQuality Associates Kyra, Chelsea, and Lucy with their job coach Jacqueline have collectively provided more than 1,200 hours of service to the eye bank, assisting with administrative projects ranging from assembly and labeling to filing. The award was presented by Jodi Altenhofen, volunteer services coordinator for MN Lions Eye Bank.
The Betty Walen Outstanding Volunteer Award was developed and first presented to Betty Walen who recorded more than 19,000 service hours with the eye bank. A corneal transplant recipient, Betty volunteered in gratitude to the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank and the community that gave her the gift of sight through eye donation.
About Minnesota Lions Eye Bank
Minnesota Lions Eye Bank helps restore sight through eye donation. A part of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, Minnesota Lions Eye Bank serves eye donors and family members from Minnesota, eastern North Dakota and western Wisconsin. It provides donor eye tissue for transplant, research and medical education locally, nationally and internationally, and is founder of the International Journal of Eye Banking, the first, peer‐reviewed online academic publication devoted to eye banking. Visit www.MnLionsEyeBank.org.