Countess Alexandra presents prizes to scientists

  May 26, 2009 at 10:55 am by

alexblind

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Countess Alexandra, as Patron of the Danish Association of the Blind, yesterday handed out prizes to talented young researchers in the field of the prevention and cure of eye diseases of 1.5 million Danish kroner together with the Chairman of the Danish Blind Society, Thorkild Olesen.

The Countess has been the patron of the organisation since 1996, one year after she became a Princess of Denmark, and the prizes have been awarded annually since 1983.

According to handicapportalen.dk,

Eye Fund aims to prevent blindness by supporting and promoting ocular research, research on the alleviation of visual impairment as well as education and public awareness. The funds are primarily raised through the appropriations from the Danish Association of the Blind, and donations from people who want to support Eye Fund work. All administrative costs covered by the Danish Association of the Blind.

For more information, please see this thread.

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