Celebration of Hope & Renewal

The annual Iowa Lions Eye Bank Celebration of Hope & Renewal took place on Thursday, September 9 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, Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA, chief executive officer of UIHC, Keith Carter, MD, FACS, department chairman and head, and family members of a gift of sight recipient and gift of sight donor, Dianna Hamilton and Jane Halladay.

Click here to view the video recording of the Celebration of Hope and Renewal on September 9, 2021.