6th Annual Hampton Roads VisionWalk

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We had a fantastic day at our 5th Annual Hampton Roads VisionWalk on Sunday, April 24th! Thanks to each and everyone of you for everything you did to make our walk such a success!

We had close to 500 walkers who enjoyed a beautiful day at Neptune Park to celebrate our fundraising efforts and bring us closer to a cure! We had beautiful weather, great food thanks to Sentara, Norfolk and good times with all our VisionWalk friends!

View photos from the 6th Annual Hampton Roads VisionWalk on April 24/

A special thank you to our Walk Chair, Cheryl Hughes and all the committee members!

 Medical Chair: Dr. Valerie Foytik
Youth Chair: Josh Hughes
Lions Liaison Co-Chairs: Donnie Johnson & Debra Laughlin
Business Co-Chairs: Doug & Sylvia Richendollar
Family Co-Chairs: David & Marjorie Lamb
Immediate Past Co-Chair: Gilda Solomon
Honorary Chairs:
Delegates Barry Knight and Scott Taylor

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Community Champion:



Community Leaders:

Sentara Norfolk

Beach Eye Care

Community Partners:
Club Corp Charity Classic Golf Tournament

Current, powered by GE
Lion Bob Perrine
Sentara Princess Anne Auxiliary

Sentara Virginia Beach Auxiliary 

Community Supporters:
Papa’s Pop Eyes
Artcraft Fabricators, Inc.
Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Charities
Roland Smith
Bayport Credit Union
Tidewater Eye Centers
Retina Group of Tidewater
Tidewater Optometric Society
ABB Optical Group
Kirk & Rebecca Woodruff
Conforma Eye Care
Knights of Columbus Mother Teresa of Calcutta Council 12117
Heardon Construction

Also, a very special thank you to all of our in kind donors, Sentara, Norfolk, Target and Starbucks.

Congratulations to the winners of our team prizes this year:

  • Team Spirit:  Easy on the Eyes
  • Most Money Raised:  Virginia Eye Consultants
  • Largest Team:  Virginia Eye Consultants
  • Best T-shirt: Coat’s Kids

Thank You VisionWalk All Stars

Every individual who raised $1,000 or more for VisioWalk was inducted into the All Stars Club and will receive a commemorative All Star pin on the day of the Walk. Congratulations to the following All Stars:

Georgia Barbosa
Cheryl Dorsey
Dr. Valerie Foytik
Cheryl Hughes
Paul Hughes
David Lamb
Debra Laughlin

Robert Perrine

And finally, a HUGE thank you to all the Team Captains, walkers and volunteers for your support, dedication and energy that made the walk such a great success! We truly could not do it without you!

We are still collecting funds through June 30, 2016 and you can enter any checks here and then send them in to our office

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Attn: Hampton Roads VisionWalk
7168 Columbia Gateway Drive
Suite 100
Columbia, MD  21046

For more information contact:

Joi Howard
Events Manager
Office: 410-423-0645


Tiffany Hooper
Events Assistant
Office: 410-423-0618 


Upcoming Chapter Speaker Series:

 Is the ARGUS II® (Bionic Eye) Right For YOU?

Saturday, May 21, 2016 2 pm to 4 pm
Bayside Special Services Library
936 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Argus II photo

The Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System (Argus II), also known as the bionic eye or the retinal implant, has been featured on Blomberg TV, the BBC, HBO's VICE Episode 404: Beating Blindness and in numerous print publications worldwide! A representative from Second Sight, the manufacturer, will be presenting and answering all your questions about the device. We will also have an Argus II Ambassador who will share their personal story.

RSVP with Tiffany Hooper by emailing to THooper@FightBlindness.org or call 410-423-0618