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!
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
Club Corp Charity Classic Golf Tournament
Current, powered by GE
Lion Bob Perrine
Sentara Princess Anne Auxiliary
Sentara Virginia Beach Auxiliary
Papa’s Pop Eyes
Artcraft Fabricators, Inc.
Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Charities
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
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
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:
Dr. Valerie Foytik
|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
Columbia, MD 21046
For more information contact:
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
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