Celebration of Hope & Renewal

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank Celebration of Hope & Renewal took place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in the Iowa Lions Donor Memorial & Healing Garden. The Iowa Lions Donor Memorial & Healing Garden honors and celebrates the gifts given by Iowa families and the work of all who facilitate and support the donation and transplantation process.

The theme of the memorial is Hope, Renewal, and Transformation, and commemorates those who have transformed lives through their generosity and courage, as well as Iowa Lions and others who have supported the work of donation.

At this year's event we heard from multiple speakers, including Esther Baker, MA, MBA, executive director of ILEB, Dr. Mark Greiner, M.D., medical director of ILEB, a gift of sight recipient, Henry Wellnitz, and the mother of a gift of sight donor, Jeanine Flies. 

Click here to watch the video of the 2022 event!