An Easter event like no other: OHSU Casey Eye Institute's Easter Egg Hunt for visually impaired children

04/05/11  Portland, Ore.

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The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute is holding an Easter fair featuring an egg hunt with special beeping eggs for children who are visually impaired. The festivities will also include games, clowns, artists, Casey the Elk, Easter bunnies, face painting and a petting zoo. Volunteers from the Oregon State Elks Association, Casey Eye Institute and Delta Gamma sorority alumnae are staffing the event.


Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to noon


Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, 3375 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.


Current and former Elks Children’s Eye Clinic patients and their siblings ages 3 to 8 have been invited to participate in the annual event.

The Easter egg hunt is made possible with generous donations from the Oregon State Elks Association. The Oregon Elks have a long history of helping visually impaired children and adults. Sixty-three years ago, the Oregon State Elks Association helped establish the first pediatric eye clinic in the United States at OHSU. The Oregon Elks Association has contributed millions of dollars in research and equipment, and thousands of volunteer hours toward the prevention and treatment of pediatric eye disease.

Editors note: The egg hunt for visually-impaired children begins at 11 a.m.

Video of past years’ events can be seen on YouTube.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only health and research university, and only academic health center. As Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves more than 184,000 patients, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,900 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.