16 Mar $12 million Gift to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Lois Pope recently gave $12 million to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to create the Lois Pope Center for Retinal and Macular Degeneration Research at Bascom Palmer’s Palm Beach Gardens, Florida campus.

“My mother, Anastasia Berrodin, suffered from macular degeneration until her death in 1996.  I still remember how kind the Bascom Palmer physicians at the University of Miami were to her, including providing her with various devices to help her see, including a magnifying device to put over her TV and a huge magnifying headset to wear when she attempted to see anything, never charging me.   I was so taken by Bascom Palmer’s kindness and compassion, I will never forget that kindness, never.”

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