BALTIMORE (AP) — Singer Art Garfunkel and two others are offering a $2 million prize to the person or group that does the most to end blindness over the next eight years.
The Baltimore Sun reports the men, who were roommates at Columbia University, established the prize through Johns Hopkins.READ MORE: Maryland Beats Rutgers, Bowl Bound For 1st Time Since 2016
The prize will be awarded in December 2020. The time between last week’s announcement of the prize and its awarding is the same period as between President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on its surface.READ MORE: First Snow Of Season Could Bring Slick Spots, Little Accumulation To Parts Of Maryland
Besides Garfunkel, the other men putting up $2 million in gold bullion for the prize are Sanford Greenberg, chairman of the Wilmer Eye Institute’s Board of Governors, and Jerry Speyer, a New York-based real estate tycoon.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Police Seek Help Identifying Young Boy Walking Street Early Saturday
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