Messages of encouragement will be shared during Mitchell Vassar Vision Awareness Day

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After losing her eyesight as an adolescent, Jennifer Rothschild’s dreams of becoming a commercial artist and cartoonist faded. Nevertheless, she persevered, becoming a bestselling author, recording artist and inspirational speaker.

Rothschild will share her message of encouragement at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Mitchell Vassar Vision Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 16 at the Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9 south, Old Bridge.

This free event, focusing on “Living Beyond Limits,” includes lunch and a resource fair with exhibitions from an array of Hackensack Meridian Health network services and programs.

A collection will also be held for unwanted eyeglasses for the Lions Club Recycle for Sight Program, benefiting visually impaired adults and children.

In addition to Rothschild’s presentation, Dr. Stacy Doumas will discuss achieving emotional harmony.

Registration is required by calling 1-800-560-9990.