Jan 28, 2022
New Charities Announced for 2022
Sean Valk  

In 2022, we’re shining the light on Macular Disease – and Beacon Impatiens are making a difference in the world! Each year, PanAmerican Seed and its Beacon® Impatiens brand donates to a less-widely known charitable organization. For the 2022 garden season, we have chosen two foundations fighting low vision issues, such as macular degeneration – a disease that affects the eyesight of millions of people worldwide.

Spectrios Institute for Low Vision (Illinois, USA) and the Macular Society (United Kingdom) provide family support, fund raising and education empowerment for their members, all while investing in research toward improved treatments. Low vision is the loss of eyesight and vision capabilities that cannot be corrected through lenses or general surgery. Although it is not blindness since limited sight remains, low vision includes blind spots, poor night vision and blurriness. Many causes involve age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes, but can affect people of any age.

Visit our Beacon Shines The Light webpage full details about this year’s charity support. In the spirit of bringing light – and happiness! – to gardens everywhere, Beacon Impatiens is committed to helping those in need. As we enter the third year of our charitable giving, we are truly gratified to see the impact gardens are making on the lives of so many fellow humans across the world.

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