19 July CanCham Exclusive Charity Movie Night “Dunkirk”
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:30PM
Venue: Embassy Diplomat Screens by AIS, Central Embassy (MAP)
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Entry Fee: (54 Seats Only – First Come First Serve Policy)
- THB 1,500 for Members of Participating Chambers
- THB 1,800 for Non-Members
Entrance fee includes movie ticket, FREE FLOW canape, wine and Canadian beer.
Part of the proceed will be donated to CanCham charity efforts.
Please check the seating plan before reserve your tickets. CLICK HERE to access the seating plan.
05:30PM Registration Opens
06:45PM Welcoming Remark & Networking
People Eye Care Foundation
The PECF is a voluntary welfare organization helping poor people with blindness, especially if caused by cataracts. The PECF team offers free cataract removal surgeries, treatment of diabetic retinopathy and training in the methods of natural eye vision improvement, at remote community hospitals throughout Thailand where such treatments are not readily available. This may be because the provincial hospital does not have specialist physicians able to perform such treatments or the necessary equipment, or if the treatment is available there is a lengthy waiting period, restricted budgets and heavy workloads meaning patients may not receive treatment until it is too late and they have become permanently blinded.
In most cases, the patients receiving help from the PECF cannot afford to travel to tertiary level health care facilities where treatment would be more readily available. Without help from the PECF team patients in these remote communities face many hardships caused by impaired vision and blindness which may include the inability to work and maintain a living leading to isolation, loneliness, a sense of hopelessness and depression.
Since 2014, the PECF has been providing help and support to the resident medical team at the Tipitaka Eye Hospital in Myanmar.
Each cataract removal surgery costs on average 7,000 baht (200 USD) – this includes a replacement intraocular lens (5,000 baht), sterilized surgical equipment, pre-and – post operative medication and transportation by bus for the team.
The PECF teams of ophthalmologist surgeons, nurses and non-medical volunteers operate on between 80– 20 eyes over a 3-day period during a typical monthly eye mission.
Since being established 27 years ago, the PECF has restored vision to over 35,000 eyes.
Bookings are closed for this event.