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RP International Spreads Holiday Cheer with The Eyes of Christmas™
Date:12/10/2013

s footage of Christmas from around the globe described by Bob Costas, as well as Christmas music from Sting, U2, 98 Degrees, Christina Aguilera, Brian McKnight, Jon Bon Jovi, Kenny G, Natalie Cole and Vanessa Williams, as well as live performances from The Blind Boys of Alabama and José Feliciano.
Hollywood studios supporting the telecast and participating in the broadcast with special holiday movie trailers include, Paramount (“Jack Ryan”), Universal (“47 Ronin”), Disney (“Saving Mr. Banks”), Sony (“American Hustle”), 20th Century Fox (“Secret Life of Walter Mitty”) and Warner Bros. (“The Hobbit: Chase III”).

“The Eyes of Christmas” telecast benefits RP International (http://www.rpinternational.org) is the longest-standing non-profit organization leading the way for medical and technological advancements for the visually impaired. “The Eyes of Christmas” telecast initiates a Holiday Season fundraising campaign for RPI. Funds raised by this year’s 19th Annual “The Eyes of Christmas™” television special will go directly towards the charity’s efforts to support the visually impaired.

“The Eyes of Christmas™" television special is the brainchild of blind activist and RP International (RPI) founder Helen Harris. Mrs. Harris has tugged at the heartstrings of Hollywood’s elite, partnering with many of the biggest movie studios to produce TheatreVisionTM versions (described for the blind) of such films as, “Titanic,” “Star Wars,” “Forrest Gump,” “Twister,” “Apollo 13,” “Braveheart,” and many more. In this year’s broadcast, Harris invites sighted viewers to tune-in to take the "traveling eye test." This simple visual test is designed to help people spot possible signs of eye disorders in order to seek early diagnosis and treatment, possibly averting vision loss.

In addition, RPI is pleased to announce the release of Harris’ b
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