By Christie MannWednesday 10 Aug 2016Station NewsReading Time: 1 minute
96fives appeal to restore sight to the worlds poorest people
96five will partner with CBM Australia on Thursday 25 August for Miracles Day. A Miracle is restoring sight to the worlds poorest people through a cataract operation. Around the country 25 radio stations will come together to take part in this years Appeal.
Last year, 96fives Miracles Day raised funds to provide over 4200, Miracles for the worlds poorest men, women and children with the sight-saving surgery they needed. In 2016, were aiming for even more Miracle gifts of sight!
Through CBM, $32 can fund a 12-minute cataract operation, restoring sight to someone who would otherwise continue living with blindness.
Cataract surgery can give children the opportunity to go to school for the first time, and can release their families from the need to constantly provide care and instead earn an income to break free from poverty.
Cataract is the worlds leading cause of blindness. Over 20 million people worldwide live with cataract, with four out of every five adults with cataract going needlessly blind. This is why Miracles Day is so important in helping to restore sight to those who can least afford it.
CBM Australia is part of the worlds largest disability development organisation committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities in the poorest countries.