11th Annual New York VisionWalk!

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Check-In: 9:00am
Walk Begins: 10:00am
Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Fountain of the Planets
Walk Chairs: Karen and Nick Montagnese and Jared Reiter
Chapter Presidents: Carl Gruber (NYC Chapter), Karen and Nick Montagnese (LI Chapter)

The New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey VisionWalks have merged into one larger event! We welcome all the members from all three walks and look forward to celebrating with everyone this spring. For questions about the merger please contact Katie Van Benschoten at (212) 244-1470 or KVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org

New York City VisionWalk 4-18-2015

Check out all our photos from the 2016 New York VisionWalk.

Upcoming Events:

Happy Hour - Hosted by the Dr. Mid-nite team
This Wednesday, March 29th join the Dr. Mid-nite team for drinks, a silent auction and a sweepstakes to benefit the VisionWalk. Prizes include Jets tickets, restaurant gift certificates and more! We'll be meeting at The Winslow (243 E 14th Street, at 2nd Avenue) starting at 5:30pm. Tickets are $20 at the door to enjoy $6 beers and select wines for the evening. The VisionWalk group will be meeting at the back of the bar.

Leave a Lasting Mark: A Tribute to Woodstock
Join us on Tuesday, April 4th at The Bitter End (147 Bleecker Street) for 20+ classic hits from that iconic weekend of peace, love and music up at Yasgur's farm, performed by some of NYC's finest local talent. Doors open at 6:30pm with the hits rolling from 7-9pm. The $10 entry fee goes directly to benefit the New York VisionWalk. Bring out your family, friends, and all lovers of great music! RSVP and stay up to date through the Facebook event page.

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 New York 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: New York 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. 

Thank you to our All Stars!

Hailey Germano
Carl Gruber
- Vision Warriors
Matt Feil - Eye Candy
Brielle Halbert
- Brielle Sees Stars
Roberta Mallman - Vision Warriors
Nick Martucci - Team Martucci
Karen Montagnese
- Karen's Friends
Nick Montagnese - Karen's Friends
Lynn Padian - Eye Candy
Sherry Rogers - Vision Warriors
Anne Shepherd
- Eye Candy
Laura Shepherd Feil
- Eye Candy
Josh Steinberg
- Visionaries

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 New York VisionWalk? We are always in need of great volunteers. Contact us today - we need your help!

Join the Committee!
Help make the New York VisionWalk great! Join the VisionWalk Leadership Group and let your voice be heard as we plan our 11th Annual New York VisionWalk. Contact Katie Van Benschoten at 212-244-1470 or KVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org for more information about the Leadership Group.

For more information or to register, contact:

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

Mail any donations to:

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


Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Gold Partner

Regeneron Logo

Silver Partner

Allergan Foundation Logo

Community Captains

Camp Towanda Logo

MAC Products

SUNY College of Optometry Logo

Community Leaders

The Dominick Family

Karp Capital Management Logo

Retina Specialists, PC (New York)

The Treiber Family

The Weissman Foundation

Community Partners

Current, Powered by GE

iPaint & Contract

Long Island Vitreo-Retinal Consultants

New York Football Giants

Jeanne and Peter Swanson