PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
October 30, 2017
Louisville, Kentucky – Dr. Frank Burns Dancing to Raise Money for Surgery on Sunday Louisville
Louisville native, Dr. Frank Burns, is competing in “Dancing With Prospect Stars” on Sunday, February 18, 2018 to raise money for Surgery on Sunday Louisville. The event, in its fifth year is hosted by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce and will be held at Bill Collins Ford Lincoln. Dr. Burns is one of 10 community members who have chosen to donate their time and talents to help their chosen charities. In the first four years, the event has raised over $165,000 for local nonprofits while also providing exposure for all the charities involved. Each “Star” works with a professional dance instructor from Derby City Ballroom. During the four months leading up to the big night, the Stars will be accepting donations on behalf of their chosen charities. Each dollar donated in their name will count as a vote.
Prior to the contestants taking the dance floor, the Taste of Prospect will take place from 5:00 pm – 6:30pm and will offer samples from many of the best restaurants and caterers in the Prospect Area Chamber. Tickets also include a delicious meal catered by Ladyfinger’s Catering. There will be a cash bar available throughout the evening. A live auction will take place during the event with just a few, very select items. Tickets are on sale by going to www.DancingWithProspectStars.org or calling the PACC office 502-228-7493.
Dr. Frank Burns is an ophthalmologist who earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1986. He has lived in Louisville, KY since that time with his wife and fellow medical school classmate, Carolyn D. Burns, M.D. His practice is located in Middletown, KY.
Dr. Burns stated, “As a physician and surgeon, I often see the consequences of patients not having access to quality medical care and especially not having access to surgical procedures due to being uninsured or underinsured. Surgery On Sunday (soslouisville.org) is a non-profit organization based in Louisville, KY that was founded in 2013 which provides outpatient surgical and endoscopic procedures to patients who meet certain financial criteria, have medical need, are symptomatic and/or in a high risk healthcare category (such as family history), and are uninsured or underinsured. The patients that are treated by Surgery On Sunday never see a bill as the physicians, medical and non-clinical support staff provide all services on a volunteer basis. I have started becoming involved with this organization and plan on providing free cataract surgery to patients in need. I have done pro bono cataract surgery in the past on a mission trip and with Senator Rand Paul, who is also an ophthalmologist, and found the experience extremely rewarding. I believe that Surgery On Sunday fills a significant need in our community for people that fall through the cracks of our current medical system. It is a wonderful organization and has a truly meaningful mission.”
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