Essilor Vision Foundation and FitnessGram by The Cooper Institute partner to reward teachers, school nurses and school staff



DALLAS, August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and FitnessGram® by the Cooper Institute educate teachers, school nurses and school staff about the importance of a clear vision and physical activity through EVF Vision Championsâ„¢ program. FitnessGram Promotes NETs “$ 5,000 Reasons to Be a Sight Champion “* which encourages educators to enroll in the Champions for Sight program and gives them the chance to earn money.

The Cooper Institute developed the FitnessGram assessment in 1982 to measure the fitness levels of students. FitnessGram assesses the components of fitness related to the health of more than 10 million students across the country in more than 20,000 schools. Through this partnership, the two organizations prioritize the importance of vision, since 80 percent of what children learn until the age of 12 is visual. The ability to see clearly also impacts other aspects of a child’s life, including self-confidence, socialization, and the ability to perform well in sports and other physical activities.

Teachers and school nurses are often the first adults to recognize that a child may have a vision problem. This raffle comes as many children across the country prepare to return to school and reinforces EVF’s commitment to helping school staff emphasize the importance of a clear vision and activity. physical.

Entry is easy

The draw takes place from Aug 1 to Sep 30, 2021, and is free to participate and win. Teachers, nurses and school administrators can enter at They can increase their chances of winning by following EVF on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and by sharing the contest via email, SMS and their social networks. Parents are also encouraged to share the raffle with their children’s teachers, nurses and school administrators.

A total of $ 5,000 in cash will be awarded to 10 winners – one $ 2,500 cash prize, four $ 500 cash prizes, and five $ 100 cash prize. Four of the $ 100 the prizes will be awarded from August 16 to September 7 educators who follow EVF on Instagram, like a post, and tag two colleagues. The remaining six winners will be selected on October 7.

“At the Cooper Institute, we focus on ‘the whole child’ and recognize that vision is a key component of academic success and fitness,” says Laura DeFina, MD, President and CEO of the Cooper Institute. “Our priority with this important partnership is to raise awareness of Good Vision and the role it plays in helping students improve their physical condition and academic success.”

“As American kids go back to school, EVF wants to make sure they have the clear vision they need to be successful,” says Becky palm, chairman and executive director of EVF. “FitnessGram is a widely used and respected tool, and we are thrilled to partner with the Cooper Institute to help schoolchildren have a clear vision and support dedicated educators. “

Be a vision champion and help ensure children across the country have access to the essential vision care they need to reach their potential.

About the Essilor Vision Foundation

We strive to provide children with a better future by helping them see the world more clearly. Since 2007, the Essilor Vision Foundation has provided more than 1.5 million pairs of glasses to people in need. Essilor Vision Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public not-for-profit organization committed to eliminating poor vision and its consequences for life. To learn more, visit

About the Cooper Institute FitnessGram

The Cooper Institute’s FitnessGram is the leading evidence-based fitness assessment and reporting tool to promote health-related fitness for millions of students across the country. Assessment results empower school leaders, educators and policy makers to make evidence-based decisions that improve student health and are part of the Cooper Institute’s mission to promote health and well-being. throughout life through research and education. To learn more, visit

About the Cooper Institute

The Cooper Institute was established as a non-profit organization in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, to promote lifelong health and well-being worldwide through research, education and advocacy. By improving public health, the Cooper Institute is helping people live better, longer lives now and well. In the future. To learn more, visit

* No purchase necessary to enter the $ 5,000 Reasons to be a Champions for Sight Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington who are 18 years of age or older on the date of entry and who are K-12 teachers, school nurses, or school administrators who own a device mobile web compatible on 07/31/21. Departures 12:01 am HC on 08/21/21 and ends 23:59 HC on 09/30/21. For full rules and eligibility visit Sponsor: Essilor Vision Foundation

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