New York City VisionWalk

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The 9th Annual New York City VisionWalk took place on Saturday, April 18th and was a huge success! We had amazing weather, smiling faces, and over 500 people in attendance at the Central Park Bandshell. We have already raised over $120,000 for retinal disease research and donations continue to come in. 

Our teams and walkers all did an amazing job reaching out to their networks to raise funds and awareness. We are still collecting donations now and until June 30th.  

It's never too late to donate to the VisionWalk. Let's keep the thermometer rising!

Please send any checks to:  

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

VisionWalk Photos
The NYC VisionWalkers are a photogenic bunch and our photographer, Peter Marney, captured some amazing shots. Check out our Walk Day photos and share them with your team and donors. 

If you took photos on Walk Day, please share them with us! You can send any photos to

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A huge THANK YOU to each and every one of our team captains, walkers and volunteers! Your support, dedication, and energy made the day a true success. 

Congratulations to our Team Spirit Contest Winners!

Overall Team Spirit
SUNY College of Optometry

Small But Mighty
Team Penglynne 

Best Team T-Shirt
Retina Specialists, PC 

Thank you for all you do and the energy and enthusiasm you brought to Walk Day! 

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: Check-in at 9am / Walk Starts at 10am
Location: Central Park Bandshell - Enter Park at 72nd Street Transverse

Walk Chair: Michelle Veloce, Team Veloce
Family Chair: Jared Reiter, Camp Towanda 
Medical Co-Chairs:
Dr. John Khadem of Retina Specialists, PC and Dr. Susan P. Schuettenberg of SUNY College of Optometry
Chapter President: Sherry Rogers, Vision Warriors
Honorary Chair: Councilman Corey Johnson, 3rd Council District NYC 

2014 NYC VisionWalk

Upcoming Fund Raising Events:

Thursday April 16th: Sweetwater Social NYC (5:30 - 8:30pm). For more information please click here.

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 City 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 City 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. View our list of All Stars!

Congratulations to our All Stars!

Ruby Alam - Eyes on the Prize

Beth Brownstein - Alexa & Sophia

Betty Dominick - Family Ties

Boyce Dominick - Family Ties

Jay Dominick - Family Ties

Thomas Dominick - Family Ties

Kathy Ellman - Baruch High School

EYLEA Project Team - Regeneron

Julie Hwang - Team 20/20

Jillian Klein - For Eyes

Roberta Mallman - Vision Warriors

Mel Moskowitz - Vision Warriors

Linda Nguyen - Team 20/20

Judy Pak - Team 20/20

Barbara Pannullo

Sherry Rogers - Vision Warriors

Eddie Russnow - Camp Towanda

Donna Russo - Team Donza

Anne Shepherd - Eye Candy

Laura Shepherd - Eye Candy

Steven Sobotta - Vision Warriors

Josh Steinberg - Visionaries

Michelle Veloce - Team Veloce

Steven Veloce - Team Veloce

Susie Watkins - Team Watkins

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

Calling All Volunteers!
Are you looking for another way to get involved with the New York City VisionWalk? We are always in need of great volunteers. Contact us today - we need your help!


For more information or to register, contact:

Katie Van Benschoten
212-244-1470  Square Bullet Point  



Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Community Champion:

The Shaw Family

Community Captains: 

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Retina Specialists PC Logo

SUNY College of Optometry

Community Leader:

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Community Supporter:

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