9th Annual Boston VisionWalk
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!
THANK YOU TO OUR WALK LEADERS!
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 Shaw, Martha Steele, Alan Spiro, Frank 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 SPONSORS!
Thank you to our National Walk Partners Regeneron and Genentech. Thanks also to our local sponsors: Lead Sponsor Spark Therapeutics, Community Champions Shire, Alan Spiro, and The Steele-Stymeist-Lowry Families; Community Captain The Shaw Family; Community Leader AGTC; Community Partners Current-Powered by GE, New 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!
THANKS TO OUR TEAMS & WALKERS!
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.
THERE'S STILL TIME TO SUPPORT THE VISIONWALK!
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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
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
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
The Steele/Stymeist/Lowry Families
The Shaw Family
Current, powered by GE
New England Eye Center