The New York Times' Patient Voices Series recently featured Foundation members talking candidly about their
experiences living with AMD and Stargardt disease. Hear their stories
To celebrate the Foundation’s 40th anniversary, this video was shown at our VISIONS 2011 conference
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Race to Cure Blindness
Emerging Treatment for Retinal Diseases Gets the Message Right
With the support of Foundation funding, researchers are working on a drug that could correct errors in DNA messaging – the cause of about 12 percent of all retinal degenerative diseases.
Looking for Genes in All the Right Places
An innovative search technique known as whole-exome sequencing is dramatically reducing the time, effort and expense it takes to discover genetic defects that cause retinal disease.
Foundation Fighting Blindness to Fund Nine New Grants
The Foundation Fighting Blindness has announced funding for nine new 3-year grants in support of a wide range of innovative retinal research projects.
Foundation Announces Six New National Trustees
The Foundation has named six new National Trustees in recognition of these leaders’ commitment to driving retinal research and strong support of the Foundation. They include Aryeh Bourkoff, Dr. David Detrisac, Dr. Gil Kliman, Dr. Jack Nudel, and Dale and Nancy Pollak.
Katie Van Benschoten Recognized with Foundation’s Employee Performance Excellence Award
Katie Van Benschoten, a Foundation Fighting Blindness events manager for the south region, is the recipient of the 3rd Annual Wendy Sutherland Award for Performance Excellence.
Weathering the Storm
For decades, Damien DelRusso has gotten through the tough times, including a diagnosis of RP, by relying on his music. Now, thanks to a new CD, it’s also benefitting the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Such A Special Guy
Along with his wife, Emily, and their two young children, R.C. Mora is making things happen for FFB in San Diego.
VISIONS 2011 Celebrates 40 Years, Provides Hope for
The Foundation Fighting Blindness celebrated 40 years
of breakthroughs, progress and hope in retinal research during its VISIONS 2011
national conference, held June 23-26 in the Foundation's founding city,
Inspired by her son, Jacob, Jessica Rider led her 11-person team in Ruckus Boston, a 5K obstacle course race, to raise money for the Foundation through the Race to Cure Blindness.
VisionWalk Fundraising: Don’t Leave Money on the Table
When raising funds for VisionWalk, make sure that matching funds are part of the equation.
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The Foundation Fighting Blindness an Expert Voice in the Blogosphere
The Foundation’s chief research
officer, Dr. Stephen Rose, contributed to the New York Times’ Consults
blog as an expert voice on forms of macular degeneration, answering patients
questions about disease prevention, research and treatment options.
Foundation Events Covered from Coast to Coast
With the spring events season having wrapped up in June, VisionWalk and Visionary Award Dinner headlines have been splashed across media outlets nationwide.
Check out the Foundation's latest media coverage.
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