11th Annual New York VisionWalk

Thank you to everyone who supported the 11th Annual New York VisionWalk! We had 500 people join us at Flushing Meadows Corona Park's Fountain of the Planets on Saturday, April 8th. The day had a great atmosphere with all of our teams celebrating our success.

Our VisionWalk photos are here! Thank you to PhotoVideoGo for capturing the day. If you have photos to share please send them to us (ONiemeyer@FightBlindness.org) or post them on Facebook and tag our New York Tri-State Area page. 

While the walk has passed, the fundraising hasn't stopped. All donations received by June 30th will count for this year. We still have time to hit $300,000! Please send any donations to:

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

New York VisionWalk - SUNY Optometry 2017

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

Upcoming Events:

Planning an event? Let the VisionWalk team know!

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! Download our poster and help us spread the word about VisionWalk!

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!

Deborah Dorsey - Team Maverick
Matt Feil
 - Eye Candy
Steve Fialkoff - eyePod
Rebecca Fribourg - Team Becca
Hailey Germano
Carl Gruber
- Vision Warriors
Brielle Halbert - Brielle Sees Stars
Michael Kalberer - Visionaries
Irene Kamaroff - Lady Godiva
Roberta Mallman - Vision Warriors
Nick Martucci - Team Martucci
Karen Montagnese
- Karen's Friends
Nick Montagnese - Karen's Friends
Mad Mel Moskowitz - Vision Warriors
Brendan O'Neill - Visionaries
Lynn Padian
- Eye Candy
Nicole Pegno - Karen's Friends
Benjamin Pollak - Team Becca
Sherry Rogers - Vision Warriors
Anne Shepherd
- Eye Candy
Laura Shepherd Feil
- Eye Candy
Josh Steinberg
- Visionaries
Lynne Zavattaro - Team Penglynne 

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:

Visionary Benefactor

Genentech Logo

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