Gene Therapy the Focus at International Biotech Conference
Foundation-funded LCA gene therapy was lauded as an incredible breakthrough in biotechnology at the 2010 BIO International Conference held in Chicago May 3-6, 2010.
Oral Compound Improves Vision in Three People with LCA
Three people with severe vision loss from Leber congenital amaurosis have experienced improvements in vision after receiving an oral compound in an early-stage clinical trial.
New Trustees Bolster Foundation’s National Leadership Team
The Foundation has appointed several new national trustees to its leadership team.
Congressional Briefing Highlights Funding Need for Artificial Retina
The Foundation Fighting Blindness, along with the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, hosted a congressional briefing on April 29 to encourage continued funding for further development of the artificial retina.
Diana Whitlach: A Daughter’s Vision for her Dad
Inspired by her father’s passion and perseverance, Diana Whitlach is working hard to raise money in hope of a cure for the retinitis pigmentosa that affects them both.
Brian Godfrey is Meeting the Challenge
Brian Godfrey has bolstered tremendous support for the San Francisco VisionWalk by pairing the success of research with his personal story.
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VisionWalk: Celebrating 5 Years and $12 Million in Sight-Saving Research
Congratulations to “Becker’s Brigade,” “Getting’ Jamie With It,” “Lake Mary Prep School Sight Seekers,” and the 47 other five-year teams that have been a part of VisionWalk from the very beginning!
Foundation Chapters Drive the Success of Visionary Awards Dinners
Eleven of the thirteen Visionary Award Dinners planned for this fiscal year have raised more than $3.7 million… a fundraising feat that would not have been possible without chapter support.
Find a walk in your community and sign up today: www.VisionWalk.org.
St. Louis Dining in the Dark on KDSK
Watch this terrific video about Jack Morris, son of St. Louis Chapter President and National Trustee Jason Morris, who is affected by retinitis pigmentosa and his family’s involvement with FFB and the recent St. Louis Dining in the Dark Visionary Awards Dinner.
Board Member Karen Petrou Profiled by ABC7
Read this article and watch the accompanying video to learn how Karen Petrou, member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, has succeeded in her financial career despite her vision loss.
Our Name in Lights
Check out a real time view of Times Square to catch a glimpse of the huge digital ads promoting the Foundation and VisionWalk.
Visit the media section of our Web site to see more of the great media coverage the Foundation is securing in nationwide and regional markets!