9th Annual Boston VisionWalk

Our Walk Day photos are here!

Boston VisionWalk - Ribbon Cutting 2016

The 9th Annual Boston VisionWalk took place on Saturday, November 5th at Artesani Park in Brighton, MA. We celebrated with clear skies which made for a lovely event. There were so many smiling faces among our 450 participants. We have already raised $174,861.35 for retinal disease research and donations are still coming in!

Many thanks to our Walk Chair Martha Steele and our Business Chair Abraham Scaria, Ph.D. Many thanks also to our National Board Members and Trustees who supported this event, Jerry and Debbie ShawMartha SteeleAlan SpiroFrank Trainor, and Abby LeBlanc. We could not have done it without all of our leaders and everyone who participated on our committee. Your leadership and dedication to the VisionWalk was a driving force behind our success.

Thank you to our National Walk Partners Regeneron and Genentech. Thanks also to our local sponsors: Lead Sponsor Spark Therapeutics, Community Champions ShireAlan Spiro, and The Steele-Stymeist-Lowry Families; Community Captain The Shaw Family; Community Leader AGTC; Community Partners Current-Powered by GENew England Eye Center, Sanofi Genzyme, and Scenic Landscaping; and Community Supporters ClearView Healthcare Partners,Easton Lions Club, Google, and The Kirchman Family. Thank you to Essentia Water, Trader Joes, and Dunkin Donuts for contributing to our Refreshment Tent. And, a special thank you to everyone who donated to and bought tickets for our Sweepstakes Drawing!

And finally, a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of our team captains, walkers and volunteers! Your support, dedication, and energy made the day a true success. 


Our teams and walkers did an amazing job reaching our to their networks to raise funds and awareness. We are still collecting donations and anything that comes in by December 31st will count toward this year. 

It is never too late to donate to the VisionWalk. Let's keep the thermometer rising!

Please send any checks to:

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Boston VisionWalk
80 Broad Street, Suite 3301
New York, NY 10004

If you have any questions about the VisionWalk or the Foundation Fighting Blindness, please let me know.

Don't forget to like us on Facebook and share our page with your friends.

If you would like any assistance getting your team to the next level before December 31st reach out to Katie Van Benschoten at (212) 244-1470 or KVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org.


Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Location: Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA 02135
Check-In: 9:00am
Stage Presentation: 10:00am
Walk Begins: 10:20am

Walk Chair: Martha Steele
Business Chair: Abraham Scaria, Ph.D. 

Check out last year's Boston VisionWalk Photos.

Boston VisionWalk 2015

Are You a Team Captain?
Check out our VisionWalk Team Captain Packet which has all of the information you need to cheer on your team and paint Boston blue and yellow!

Have You Collected Checks?
Enter your checks here and then send them in to our office to watch your thermometer climb!

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Attn: Boston VisionWalk
80 Broad Street
Suite 3301
New York, NY 10004

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 on the day of the Walk. View our list of All Stars!

Thank you to our All Stars!

Grace Desjardins - Go for Grace
Hannah Desjardins - Go for Grace
John Desjardins - Go for Grace
Heather Garbitt - Walking With Power
Herb Harris - Walking With Power
Abigail LeBlanc - The Unstoppables
Scott LeBlanc - The Unstoppables
Judy McKenzie - Robbie's Sports Legends
Bill Power - Walking With Power
Paul Protentis - Jack's Pack
Sara Regan
- Team Regan
Jessica Sacchetti - Robbie's Sports Legends
Heather Schey - Blind Faith
Jeri Schey - Blind Faith 
Martha Steele - Strides for Eagle Eyes 
Frank Trainor - Team Magoo
Kevin Trainor - Team Magoo  

Sponsorship Campaign
Spread the word to businesses and corporations by asking for their sponsorship support. Sponsorship solicitation is easy and rewarding. To order your sponsorship packets or for more information about "making the ask", please contact Katie Van Benschoten at 212-244-1470 or KVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org.

Calling All Volunteers!
Are you looking for another way to get involved with the Boston VisionWalk? We are always in need of great volunteers. Contact us today - we need your help!

Join the VisionWalk Committee
Help us make this year the biggest Boston VisionWalk yet - join the VisionWalk committee! We are looking for your thoughts and ideas to make this year great! Contact Katie Van Benschoten at (212) 244-1470 or KVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org for more information.

For more information or to register, contact:

Katie Van Benschoten
212-244-1470  Square Bullet Point  KVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org  



Thank You to Our Sponsors:

National Partners


Regeneron logo

Lead Sponsor

Spark Therapeutics

Community Champion

Shire Logo - Boston VisionWalk.jpg

Alan Spiro

The Steele/Stymeist/Lowry Families

Community Captain

The Shaw Family

Community Leader


Community Partners

Current, powered by GE
New England Eye Center
Sanofi Genzyme 
Scenic Landscaping