Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and FitnessGram® by The Cooper Institute are raising awareness about the importance of clear vision and exercise among teachers, school nurses and school staff through EVF’s Champions for Sight™ program. FitnessGram is promoting EVF’s “$5, 000 Reasons to be a Champion for Sight” sweepstakes* that encourages educators to join up for the Champions for Sight program and gives them the opportunity to win cash.

The Cooper Institute developed the FitnessGram assessment in 1982 to measure student physical fitness levels. FitnessGram assesses health-related components of fitness in excess of 10 million students across the country in over 20, 000 schools. Through this partnership, both organizations are prioritizing the importance of vision, since 80 per cent of what kids learn through age 12 is visual. The capacity to see clearly impacts other aspects of a child’s life aswell including self-confidence, socialization, and the ability to succeed in sports along with other physical activities.

Teachers and school nurses are often the very first adults to recognize that the child may have a vision problem. This sweepstakes comes as much kids around the country are getting ready to go back again to school, and reinforces EVF’s commitment to helping school staff highlight the importance of clear vision and physical activity.

Entering is straightforward

The sweepstakes runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 2021, and is free to enter and win. Teachers, nurses and school administrators can enter at 5000reasons. com . They are able to increase their likelihood of winning by following EVF on Instagram , Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn , and sharing the contest through email, text and their social networking. Parents are also encouraged to share the sweepstakes with the teachers, nurses and administrators at their children’s schools.

A total of $5, 000 in cash will be awarded to 10 winners — one $2, 500 cash prize, four $500 cash prizes, and five $100 cash prizes. Four of the $100 prizes will be awarded from Aug. 16 to Sept. 7 to educators who follow EVF on Instagram, like a post, and tag two colleagues. The remaining six winners will be selected on Oct. 7.

“At The Cooper Institute, we focus on the ‘whole child’ and recognize that vision is just a key component of academic achievement and conditioning, ” says Laura DeFina, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cooper Institute. “Our priority with this specific important partnership would be to raise awareness about good vision and the role it plays in helping students achieve better fitness and academic success. ”

“As America’s kids head back to school, EVF wants to ensure they have the clear vision they need to succeed, ” says Becky Palm, EVF President and Executive Director. “FitnessGram is a trusted and respected tool, and we are delighted to partner with The Cooper Institute to help schoolchildren get clear vision also to support dedicated educators. ”

Be a Champion for Sight and help ensure that kids around the world have access to the critical vision care they should reach their potential.

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About Essilor Vision Foundation

We strive to give children a brighter future by helping them see the world more clearly. Since 2007, Essilor Vision Foundation has provided more than 1 . 5 million pairs of eyeglasses to individuals in need. Essilor Vision Foundation is just a 501(c)(3) public, non-profit organization committed to eliminating poor vision and its own lifelong consequences. For more information, visit .

Concerning the FitnessGram by Cooper Institute

FitnessGram by The Cooper Institute is the leading evidence-based physical fitness assessment and reporting tool to promote health-related fitness for millions of students across the country. The assessment results allow school leaders, educators and policymakers to make data-driven decisions that improve student health and is part of The Cooper Institute’s mission to promote life-long health and wellness through research and education. To find out more, visit  FitnessGram. net .

Concerning the Cooper Institute

The Cooper Institute was established as a nonprofit in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, to promoting life-long health and wellness worldwide through research, education and advocacy. By improving public health, The Cooper Institute helps people lead better, longer lives now and Well. To the Future. To learn more, visit CooperInstitute. org .

*No purchase necessary to enter the $5, 000 Reasons to be a Champions for Sight Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. Ready to accept legal residents of the 50 U. S. states and D. C. who’re 18 years of age or older as of date of entry and so are K-12 teachers, school nurses or school administrators who have a very web-enabled mobile device as of 7/31/21. Starts 12: 01 AM CT on 8/1/21 and ends 11: 59 PM CT on 9/30/21. For complete rules and eligibility, visit . Sponsor: Essilor Vision Foundation


Meredith Marmurek

Meredith. marmurek@essilorusa. com


Source: Essilor Vision Foundation