10th Annual Philadelphia VisionWalk
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Location: Independence National Historical Park
Registration & Fun: 8:45am
Stage Presentation: 10:00am
Walk Begins: 10:30am 
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 Chair: Emma Lytle 

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VisionWalk Kick Off!
Join us for the Philadelphia VisionWalk Kick Off Lunch on Sunday, August 28th from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Maggiano's Little Italy by the King of Prussia Mall. This Kick Off marks the launch of our crucial team fundraising phase as we countdown to this year's walk! At the lunch you will hear from local VisionWalk Chairs who will share their best fundraising and team building tips. We will be distributing materials so that you can paint the town VisionWalk blue and yello. Don't miss this fun, FREE event to kick start your team's excitment! RSVP to Elizabeth Roithmayr at ERoithmayr@FightBlindness.org or by filling out this online form. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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

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.

FFB Night with the Baltimore Orioles! Purchase tickets in a certain section and $5 will go toward the Foundation Fighting Blindness' Philadelphia VisionWalk! Game is Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00pm against the Boston Red Sox. Click here for all the information to purchase your tickets!

Join Philadelphia Chapter President Heather Napolitano and her team, SeeShore Captains, for the 2nd Annual SeeShore Fest on Saturday, September 10th at the Starboard in Dewey Beach, DE! Click here for more details!  

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 & 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 Captain:
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Metropolitan Fire Protection 

Community Leader:
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Brown Daub

Community Partner:
Fox Rothschild LLP 


Thank you to our In-Kind supporters:
Essentia Water