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Hi Everyone,

I am hosting a charity event for the "Hope for Vision" charity. They raise much needed funds to find cures for blinding eye deseases athat affect both young and old. They range from rare diseases you are born with to diseases that develop as you get older such as cataracts, glaucoma, . Think about how much we all take our sight for granted. Imagine not being able to do what you love - not being able to go fishing, see the sun rise, watch your son/daughter catch their first fish or perhaps watching your loved one suffer without the ability to see everything you can. Close your eyes the next time you are on your boat and try to fish - its not easy - in fact near impossible to be effective.

We can all make a difference here by doing what we love to do - fishing. My brother has one of these disorders and he is only 34 years old. He was born with it and its affecting him now. We have fished together our entire lives. You dont know what its like until it affects you. One of these could affect anyone of us. So please join us for a good time, food and raffles.

The event details are as follows:

Date: June 7 th, 2008 - Illinois Free Fishing Days
Place - Herrick Lake - Dupage County Forest Preserves
Time: Registration at 9:00
Fishing from 10:00 - 2:00
Grilled Lunch at 12:00
Raffle and Prizes at 2:30

Entry: $30 for fishing[and Lunch
$10 for Lunch only

Raffle Tickets : $6 for $5.00

Raffle prizes include $500 in fishing tackle/rods and the following thus far. More coming in every day

Funway family pass
Laugh Out Loud complimentary tickets
Naperville society family pass
hancock observatory complimentary tickets
double tree hotel oakbrook one night stay for 2
swedish american museum family pass
brunswick palatine family pass
marriott hotel one night stay for 2
eclipse theatre complimentary tickets
wine tasting 10 adults
the neo- futurists complimentary tickets
brunswick naperville family pass
metrppolis complimentary tickets
Trapdoor complimentary tickets
Lewis university complimentary tickets
hands on sci tech family pass
fox bowl family pass
Sybaris hotel frankfort gift certificate
UIC Mens Basketball game four tickets each
hollywood blvd moive tickets 2 peope per ticket
fleetwood roller rink complimentary tickets
actors workshop theatre complimentary tickets
chicago bulls year book Year Book
Brookfield Zoo family pass
Mortons Steak House $75.00 gift certificate
White Fence Farm gift certificate
The Patio- BBQ gift certificate
Nick BBQ gift certificate
Yogi Bear Camping - 2 free days gift certificate

Please join us and support this cause. For entry information please email me at

Joe Skafar
[email protected]

We are limited to 100 people. Pre-reigistration preferred to guarantee a spot. Bring your family to enjoy the day, cheer you on and and win some great prizes.

Pics of the fishing prizes are available as well

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Joe, Great cause and kudos for the effort in raising funds to fight this. I made this post into an announcement, hopefully as many people as possible will see it and lend their support :)2 :)2
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