Introducing Balls 4 Eyeballs, a project to fund eye research and eye care in under-served communities. This was started by two brothers from Toronto, Ontario, Ethan and Cooper Waisberg, both students who desire to fund eye research. After our grandmother was diagnosed with Glaucoma, we became eager to find ways to help improve the lives of those suffering from vision loss. Ethan is a medical student currently involved in eye research, who has helped with cataract surgery and eye care missions in developing countries. Cooper is a university student who hopes to become a lawyer and is passionate about advocating against climate change. We wanted to do our part to end blindness, for which we are seeking your assistance. We are on a mission to help save the environment while funding eye research.
Both lifelong tennis players, we have seen firsthand that many tennis balls are thrown away every year, ending up in landfill sites, and wished to reduce that by arranging their reuse. Our plan is to find new homes for old tennis balls while funding important eye research. We have collection bins to be placed at no charge in tennis clubs across Canada, to collect used tennis balls. The proceeds from our ball recycling are donated to Canadian eye charities like Fighting Blindness Canada, Orbis Canada, and Medical Ministry International.
We are looking to recruit youth representatives in universities across Ontario to help with our environmental movement and to collect tennis balls from clubs in their local communities.
If you are interested in supporting the cause by either purchasing balls, placing a bin at your tennis club, or becoming a youth representative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethan is a co-founder of Balls 4 Eyeballs and is a medical student with a passion for improving global eye health and fighting climate change.
Cooper is a student at York University. He is passionate about protecting the environment, advocating for the blind and youth with disabilities.
“This is more than just a ball collection, this is a movement.”Cooper Waisberg