2014 Gala and Fundraiser
Ebony Hall and Sheri Falk of WBMA, Alabama’s ABC 33/40 serving as Masters of Ceremonies
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Juanakee Adams Initiative for Excellent Eye Care and Optimum Health announces its Holiday Spectacle 2014 Gala and Fundraiser to be held December 12, at the Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Please mark your calendars for this fantastic occasion! This is sure to be a fabulous night filled with gourmet food and beverage, music, prizes, and the break-out debut performance of Dr. Juanakee Adams! Tickets are going fast, so get yours NOW.
Dr. Adams has devoted 33 years of service as an optometrist. Since the founding of our 501©(3) nonprofit organization in 2010, we have bolstered our efforts to give much needed, excellent eye care services to the underserved and under insured communities within our great city and in the rural areas of the Black Belt.
Dr. Juanakee Adams was born in Detroit, Mich. She received an Advanced College Preparatory Diploma from John Carroll High School in Birmingham, Ala., a B.A. Degree from Dillard University in New Orleans, La. and a Doctor of Optometry Degree from Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, Ind.
Dr. Adams is the CEO of Adams Eye Care and has been in practice since 1981. She built her practice with little or no advertising budget, relying on speaking engagements, a column in the local newspaper and networking. Dr. Adams’ accomplishments and hard work ethics has allowed her to serve in various capacities across the nation.
Dr. Adams now helps young optometrists launch their careers by serving as a mentor to guide them through the aspects of marketing and managing the business of a private practice. She has been taking monthly medical mission trips with the Spirit of Luke Foundation since 2003 to serve impoverished counties in Alabama’s Black Belt. Dr. Adams also has traveled to Venezuela and Ghana on medical missionary trips.
She continues to be a role model for potential, present, and former optometry students. She is a licensed and ordained minister and member of More Than Conquerors Faith Church. She is a renowned and sought after inspirational speaker and life coach. Dr. Adams acknowledges that “unto much is given, much is required”, therefore, she is always willing to help others; especially, the less fortunate.
The Juanakee Adams Initiative for Excellent Eye Care and Optimum Health: General Mission: Eye on Optimum Health Through Sight and Service
Vision: Mobilize a team that will increase awareness, accessibility, availability, and affordability to patients that are underserved and uninsured.
Theme: Shining Light On Sight
Goal: To educate patients, identify visual and health problems. Give them tools and connect them to the resources available.
Method: Develop a team approach, combine resources, garner collective strengths, and achieve a greater impact.
Who benefits: It’s a win-win situation: the patients, the health care industry, the community, the nation, the world, the sponsors, and anyone who contributes.
Why: Almost everything we do depends upon how well we see. The eye is the window to the soul, but also the window to the health of the body as well.