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Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey Names Michael Shapiro, Founder of TAPinto, and Dr. Mark Lister, Honorees for Annual Night for Sight Fundraiser


Two New Jersey residents will be recognized as "Men of Vision" honorees at the Eye Bank's 2014 Night for Sight fundraiser, being held on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Liberty House in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, N.J.  Click here for more information.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Michael Shapiro, Esq., is the CEO and publisher of After practicing law in New York for five years, Shapiro started an online-only daily newspaper for New Providence, N.J., and surrounding towns. He began franchising sites to people who wanted to start their own online newspapers around New Jersey and Pennsylvania; today, there are more than 30 franchises of, with more than 2.5 million unique readers this year. Through feature articles and coverage of Eye Bank events, Shapiro is an invaluable supporter who promotes awareness of eye, organ and tissue donation.

Mark Lister, M.D., has been involved with the Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey for more than 30 years, and currently serves as one of the Eye Bank's medical directors. He is a dedicated teacher, surgeon and leader in the field of ophthalmology, and has devoted his career to helping preserve and restore sight. In addition to his work with the Eye Bank, Dr. Lister is the Director of Cornea and Exterior Disease and Ophthalmic Surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in New York, N.Y. He is also on the staff of several New Jersey hospitals - Ocean County Medical Center, Clara Mass Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center - and holds teaching appointments at New York Medical College and at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University, in Newark.

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Funds raised from this event will support the Eye Bank's charitable services program, which helps provide cornea transplants to those who would not otherwise be able to afford them, as well as eye and vision research. TAPinto has reserved several tables for guests.  We would enjoy your company, and ask that you please reserve a seat at the event.  Seats are available at $150 per person.  Michael Shapiro, Gary Kapner (CFO) and Diane Klaif (President of Marketing) will host the tables.  If you are unable to join us, please consider a monetary contribution or take an ad in the event program.  To reserve, advertise, or request additional information, please contact Margaret Chaplin at (732) 382-3060 or visit

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The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey is a subsidiary of Midwest Eye-Banks, a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of sight. It recovers, evaluates and distributes human eye tissue for transplantation. It also supports research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions, promotes donation awareness through public and professional education and provides humanitarian aid to people in need of corneal transplantation


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