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  • Playwright John Patrick Stanley honored at fundraising gala. (Photo: Getty)

    The Glaucoma Foundation will honor John Patrick Shanley, award-winning playwright (Doubt) and screenwriter (Moonstruck) at its 23rd Annual Black & White Ball on Wed., Dec. 2, 2009. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organizations dedicated to eradicating blindness from glaucoma through cutting-edge research and public education.

    Over the past 10 years The Foundation’s Grant-in-Aid Program has awarded more than $3 million dollars in seed money for cutting-edge research projects. Preliminary data from these projects have frequently been used to support proposals for larger grants from entities such as the National Institutes of Health.

    Since 1994, The Foundation’s interdisciplinary Annual International Scientific Think Tank has brought together some of the world’s top scientists and clinicians. These gatherings have significantly impacted setting the course to find new treatments and cures for glaucoma.

    The black tie gala will take place at The Pierre, NYC. Cocktails & Silent Auction at 6:30 pm. Dinner at 7:30 pm. For tickets at $1,000, call 212-651-2509 or email kzmuda@glaucomafoundation.org.

    When: Wed, Dec. 2, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Where: Pierre Hotel
    Admission: Tickets: $1,000.00