Dr. Francis Price to Receive Thomas C. Hasbrook Award at Luncheon on Nov. 2, 2017

During the luncheon, Bosma will present the Thomas C. Hasbrook Award to Dr. Francis Price, named in honor of Thomas C. Hasbrook, who lost his sight in combat during WWII and spent the rest of his life dedicated to bettering the lives of the blind community. The award is given to someone who embodies Hasbrook’s commitment to serving this community.
“At Bosma, we strongly believe in recognizing the people and organizations who help make what we do possible,” said Lou Moneymaker, CEO, Bosma Enterprises. “This years’ recipients fit the exact criteria of what it means to be truly committed to improving the lives of those with disabilities.”
Francis Price Jr., M.D., the recipient of this years’ Hasbrook Award, is the founder of Price Vision Group, an internationally recognized eye center for diagnosis, treatment and research in the field of corneal and refractive surgery. In addition to his private practice, Price is one of the premier corneal surgeons and leading researchers of corneal diseases in the world.
“We not only take care of people but we try to identify problems and see what we can do to fix them,” said Price. “I’m always looking for a way to prevent the need for what we actually do, which is transplants, cataract surgeries, and glaucoma surgery, because I feel like if we can find a treatment that eliminates the need for these surgeries, then we’ll have time to do something else that can help people see better.”
Additionally, Bosma recognizes a dedicated supporter with the Community Partner of the Year Award. This accolade honors an organization that has made a significant contribution to community outreach in conjunction with Bosma and best exemplifies the values and priorities that align with improving the lives of the blind and visually impaired.
Zink Distributing Company, the largest operation for Anheuser Busch in Indiana, has been a devoted advocate of Bosma for many years and is the recipient of this year’s Community Partner Award. The company’s president, Jim Zink has participated on several boards and committees in addition to providing financial support to Bosma. Without the support of Zink Distributing Company, Bosma events, programs and services would not be possible.
“We like to support organizations who help people who are less fortunate than we are,” Zink said. “Bosma offers them an opportunity to regain their independence and to lead a productive and meaningful life, and I think that’s just incredible.”
The event will be held Nov. 2 at The Crane Bay, 551 W. Merrill St., Indianapolis, to raise funds for Bosma's employment and training programs. Event Information can be found here.
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