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Sight Savers America holds fundraising event Thursday

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It was a special day for an Alabama non-profit group aimed at helping children with vision challenges.

Sight Savers America held its inaugural “Hero for Sight” fundraising event Thursday at B&A Warehouse in Birmingham.

During the event, the “Hall Thompson Hero for Sight Award” was given to “Songs for Sight”.

The award is in honor of Hall Thompson, who was a business leader in Alabama and had a lasting impact on the Sight Savers America organization.

The award was also made special by an original painting that was created by Jeff Hanson for the event.

Hanson has overcome his own visual impairment to create artwork that is known worldwide.

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