You Did It10th Annual Philadelphia VisionWalk

We had an awesome day at our 10th Annual Philadelphia VisionWalk on Saturday, October 8th! Special thanks to each and every one of you for everything you did to make walk day such a huge success. We brought in thousands of dollars on Walk day bringing our total funds raised to more than $225,000! Over 900 walkers enjoyed a great day at Independence National Historical Park to celebrate our fundraising efforts in support of the Foundation and the critical research it funds.

Corporate Chair: Dan Hilferty, President & CEO of Independence Blue Cross
Media Chair: Chris O'Connell, Co-Anchor, FOX 29 News
Walk Chairs: Heather Napolitano & Terri Gazzara
Medical Chairs: Tomas S. Aleman, MD & Michael A Klufas, MD
Family Chairs: The Price Family & The Venuti Family
Youth Chairs: Emma Lytle

Philadelphia VisionWalk 2016 Ribbon Cutting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VisionWalk Materials!
Do you need materials to help you paint your community VisionWalk blue and yellow?! Click here to order your VisionWalk materials today!

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 Philadelphia 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: Philadelphia 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. Congratulations to our All Stars:

Heather Napolitano - Team SeeShore Captains
Steve McKenna - Team McKenna
Elizabeth Bromley - Team IX
Christina Miazgowicz - Team Maz
Dominick Napolitano - Team SeeShore Captains
Neasiha Rayani - Team Drexel Delta Gamma
Brooke Huff - Team Green-Eyed Lady
Steve Repsher - Team Nittany
Barbara Moffatt - Team Forbidden Drivers
Kristen Repsher - Team Nitatny
Tom Moffatt - Team Forbidden Drivers
Thomas Earle - Team Forbidden Drivers
Diane Huff - Team Green-Eyed Lady
Lora Swatko - Team Eye Believe
Charles Fenstermacher - Team Vision Warriors 
Linda McElvenny - Team Vision Quest
Lynn Allen - Team Vision Quest
Patricia McKenna - Team McKenna 

10th Annual Philadelphia VisionWalk

Sponsorship Campaign
Spread the word to businesses and corporations by asking for their sponsorship support. Sponsorship solicitation is easy and rewarding. Check out our Sponsorship Packet for more information about "making the ask". If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Roithmayr at 212-244-1470 or ERoithmayr@FightBlindness.org

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

Upcoming Events
Our Philadelphia VisionWalkers are planning some fun events around the area to boost their FUNdraising! Support your fellow VisionWalkers and check out these great activities.

Flower Power Campaign! Team Vision Warriors is helping to cure blindness in a creative way - gardening! For every purchase made on this site Flower Power Fundraising will give 50% back to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Check out this website and see how you can help today!

Join Team Vision Warriors on Thursday November 17th for a Dine to Donate Fundraiser! From 5-8pm at Saladworks located at 3215 Schoenersville Road in Bethlehem, PA a portion of all sales will go to the Foundation Fighting Blindness - Philadelphia VisionWalk! Check out this flyer with all the details and Team Vision Warriors hope to see you on the 17th! 

Are you planning a FUNdraising event? Let us know and we'll post it here and help you spread the word. If you have any questions about any of the FUNdraising events that are posted please contact our NY office at (212) 244-1470.

For more information or to register, contact:
Elizabeth Roithmayr
212-244-1470  Square Bullet Point  ERoithmayr@FightBlindness.org 

Support FFB & a local VisionWalker!
Please help Alex Cohen, Co-Captain of team Blind Melon with this research study he is conducting. This is a five minute survey that can be completed by anyone - visually impaired or not. The questions for this study focus on online accessibility issues. As a "thank you" for your participation, a $2.00 donation will be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness (please make sure you select this organization). Please contact Alex Cohen at ahc43@drexel.edu with any questions. Thank you and here is the link!  

Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors!

Lead Sponsor:
Spark Therapeutics

Presenting Sponsor:
Independence Blue Cross 

Community Champion Sponsor:
Waterside - Mignatti Companies 

Community Captains:
penmed 2014 
Metropolitan Fire Protection 
SeeShore Fest 

Community Leaders:
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Community Partners:
Fox Rothschild LLP 
Current, powered by GE 

 

Thank you to our In-Kind supporter:
Essentia Water