Awards & Recognition
The Juliette RP Vision Foundation was founded in 2008 to help find a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). The foundation was created by Dr. Robert F. Melendez and several of his MBA colleagues from Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Melendez was inspired to learn more about the eye as a young boy when his mother was diagnosed with RP. He would tell her that he was going to find a cure for her disease. To that end, he and his colleagues were able to start the foundation to help find a cure for RP and named the foundation after his mother, Diane Juliette Melendez, who was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Every year, the Juliette RP Vision Foundation shares “The Visionary Award” with those individuals, practices or entities that contribute to the research for RP. City of Vision and Dr. Tracy Ho were awarded the Visionary Award in 2022.
City of Vision Cares Campaign
Foundation: American Cancer Society
Date & Event: Making Strides of Albuquerque – October 2022
Foundation Selected by Optical Manager, Carolyn Marquez
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and they have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure they have a presence in every community.
Foundation: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Date: September 2022
Foundation Selected by Executive Assistant, Jessica Stubbs
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.