The Irlen Syndrome Foundation’s Board of Directors and their invited guests kicked off Irlen Syndrome Awareness Week on Saturday, October 14th with a night of painting to raise money for scholarships for Irlen testing. Guests were treated to food and drinks generously donated by Thrive Kitchen LA, and heard personal testimony from Irlen Spectral Filter wearers, including retired Naval officer and brain injury client, Jeff Doran, before participating in the evening’s main event – a painting class led by children’s book illustrator, Christina Forshay.
Board President, Sandra Tosta, shared updates on the organization’s current projects and announced the kick-off of the foundation’s $10,000 scholarship campaign. The evening increased awareness of Irlen Syndrome among the local community, and successfully raise $2,500 for ISF scholarships to assist low-income families in receiving Irlen testing and Spectral Filters.
[caption id="attachment_908" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Retired Naval Officer, Jeff Doran, shares his personal Irlen story[/caption]
Check out some of the creative artwork inspired by the night’s theme “Cool Cat,” sporting all different colored Irlen Spectral Filters!
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