Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network Show: The Writing Mama with hosts VS Grenier and Marsha Cook will be chatting with author Rhonda Fischer about “Team Randy” and its efforts to cure blindness.
Rhonda Fischer currently writes for the American Chronicles, Associated Content, World News and World Sentential. She reviews books for Sacramento/San Francisco, HarperCollins and Random House. She is CEO/Founder of Whim Publishing and Author of Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses? released March 1, 2009, second printing March, 2010. She also has a Randy Kazandy Designer lead-free eye glasses for children named after characters in the book developed by Ooh la-la de Paris in Hollywood, CA. debuted February 2011. Optometrists world wide are starting to caring the new fun, funky, hip Randy Kazandy line. Rhonda is also a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators).
Rhonda will be running the San Francisco Marathon this year in an effort to raise money for the Himalayan Cataract Project.
Many don’t know that 4 out of every 5 cases of blindness in the world could have been prevented with access to proper eye care. Care that is not expensive. A $20 donation will cover the costs of an operation to restore the sight of one individual. Imagine if a loved one was blind; a parent, a child, a grandparent. Now imagine for the price of one large pizza and wings, you have given - the gift of sight...
The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) has partnered with The San Francisco Marathon to raise awareness and funds for blindness in Ethiopia because the need for eye care is great. In the northern region of Tigray with a population of 5 million, the prevalence of blindness is 1.6%. The current surgical rate, approximately 6,000-7,000 cases per year, is merely keeping pace with the number of new cases. It is not sufficient to address the backlog of approximately 40,000. This is sobering given that Tigray has one of the highest surgical rates in the country.
For more information visit http://www.cureblindness.org
To help Team Randy visit http://www.crowdrise.com/sfcureblindness/fundraiser/OliverFischer
The show will air live, June 30, 2011 at 12 noon EST. Tune in at the BTR World of Ink Network site at http://blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)
For more information about Rhonda Fischer and his book, “Randy Kazandy” visit http://www.randykazandy.com/