7th Annual Cleveland VisionWalk

We had an AMAZING day at our 7th Annual Cleveland VisionWalk on Saturday, June 6th! Special thanks to each and every one of you for everything you did to make walk day such a huge success. We brought in over $7,100 on Walk day, and are just $14,047.42 away from reaching our $87,000 goal!

Cleveland VisionWalk - mascots on stageOver 310 walkers enjoyed a beautiful day at Cleveland Metroparks - Edgewater Park to celebrate our fundraising efforts in support of the Foundation and the critical research it funds. We enjoyed a gorgeous walk along the lakefront, and had absolutely perfect weather!

A very special thank you to Walk Chair John Naples; Medical Chair Meghan Marino, MS, LGC from Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute; Family Team Chair Rose Coyne; Logistics Chair Diane Burns; Social Networking Chair Frank Petruziello; Business Chair & Chapter President Greg Dubecky, and our amazing walk committee: Paula Dubecky, Sue Funk, Dan Greggs, Susan Greggs, Rick LaBondano, Kevin McNulty, Cathy Naples, Dave Simko, and Mani Velayutham. Your leadership and dedication to the VisionWalk was the driving force behind our success!

Thank you to our sponsors, which included National Partners: Genentech and Regeneron; Community Captains: Corporate Screening, GE Lighting, and The George Gund Foundation; Community Leaders: Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, The Lubrizol Foundation, Michael Talty & Helen Talty Charitable Trust, and University Hospitals Eye Institute; Community Partners: 48 Hr Books, American Blind Golf, and Great Lakes Brewing Company; and Community Supporter: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. We are so grateful for your generosity!

Also, a special thank you to the in-kind donors and incredible volunteers who made Sunday such a great day for so many: ABC Rental / Party Safari, Larry Bachtel, Diane & Larry Burns, Master of Ceremonies DJ Ray from The Ray Carr Show on WCSB 89.3 FM, Chris’ Family Restaurant, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Gladiators, Distillata, Eat’n Park, Gordon Food Service, Lake Erie Monsters, Nickles Bakery, Ohio Farmers Food Service, Paint Me Please Face Art, and Starbucks.

And finally, a HUGE thank you to all the Team Captains, walkers, and volunteers! Your support, dedication, and energy made the day a true success! We truly couldn’t do it without you!

See Moondog's 2015 Cleveland VisionWalk photos here...more to come from our official photographer!

Have You Collected Checks?
Send them in to our office to watch your thermometer climb!

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Attn: Cleveland VisionWalk
977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL  60061

Remember - we can collect funds for the 2015 VisionWalk through June 30th! Rally your team together to see if you can beat our reigning champs, Team Vision Crew, and claim the Traveling Buckeye Trophy this year!

Become a VisionWalk All Star
Every individual who raises $1,000 or more for VisionWalk will be inducted into the All Stars Club and will receive a commemorative All Star pin. Congratulations to our 2015 All Stars:

VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Diane Burns
VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Heather Burns
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Rose Coyne

VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Dan Greggs
VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Susan Greggs
VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Christina Lim-Fulton
VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Frank Petruziello

Congratulations to Our Walk Day Contest Winners!
Square Bullet Point  Top Fundraising Team (donations on the thermometer as of the morning of the Walk) - GE Lighting!
Square Bullet Point  Rookie of the Year (most donations collected as a new team at VisionWalk) - Team Racin' For Mason!
Square Bullet Point  Best Team T-Shirt - Team LaBondano!

For more information, contact:

Rachel Martin, Events Manager  Square Bullet Point  847-680-0100  Square Bullet Point  RMartin@FightBlindness.org
Lynda Shellist
, Events Assistant  Square Bullet Point  847-680-0100  Square Bullet Point  LShellist@FightBlindness.org


Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Community Captains
Corporate  Screening
GE Lighting logo
The George Gund Foundation

Community Leaders
Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
The Lubrizol Foundation Logo

Michael Talty and Helen Talty Charitable Trust

University Hospitals Eye Institute Logo

Community Partners
48 Hr Books
American Blind Golf
Great Lakes Brewing Company