9th Annual St. Louis VisionWalk
We had an AMAZING day at our 9th Annual St. Louis VisionWalk on Sunday, September 27th! Special thanks to each and every one of you for everything you did to make walk day such a huge success. We brought in over $10,600 on Walk day, bringing our total funds raised to over $111,875!
Over 450 walkers enjoyed a beautiful day at Tower Grove Park to celebrate our fundraising efforts in support of the Foundation and the critical research it funds. We enjoyed a gorgeous walk through the park, and had absolutely perfect weather!
Thank you to our VisionWalk leadership: Walk Co-Chairs Cassie Blackwell & Mary Morgan-Corbitt, Family Team Chair Rose Bernardez, Medical Chair Dr. Rithwick Rajagopal from Washington University Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Emcee Maurice Drummond from KMOV News St. Louis, Chapter President Jason Morris, and our amazing Walk committee: Laura Abrams, Dr. Jen Bulmann, Bob & Jill Morris, Jason & Leslie Morris, and Bob Petrofsky. Your leadership and dedication to the VisionWalk was the driving force behind our success!
Thank you to our sponsors, which included Community Presenting Sponsors: Centric Group and Crawford Taylor Foundation; Community Captain: Albrecht Family Foundation; Community Leaders: John & Cindy Weber; Community Partners: The Blackwell Family, Lawrence Group, Lighthouse for the Blind St. Louis, Bob & Jill Morris, Jason & Leslie Morris, The Petrofsky Family, and The Sibley Family; Community Supporters: Bausch + Lomb - a Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Fire-N-Smoke, Krys Jacobs State Farm, The von Gontard Family Foundation, and Washington University Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, and National Partners: Genentech and Regeneron.
Also, a special thank you to the in-kind donors and incredible volunteers who made Sunday such a great day for so many: AA Party Art, Dierberg’s Market, the Washington University Delta Gammas, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Enchanted Events St. Louis, Hartford Coffee Company, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, the Maplewood Lions Club, Sam's Club & Walmart, Specialty Bakery, The St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, and Waters of America.
And finally, a HUGE thank you to all the Team Captains, walkers, and volunteers! Your support, dedication, and energy made the day a true success! We truly couldn’t do it without you!
|Check out our VisionWalk Co-Chair, Mary Morgan-Corbitt, on Community Connection with Jade Harrell!
Have You Collected Checks?
Send them in to our office to watch your thermometer climb! Remember - we can collect funds for the 2015 VisionWalk through December 31st!
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Attn: St. Louis VisionWalk
977 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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. Congratulations to our All Stars!
Congratulations to Our Walk Day Contest Winners!
Top Fundraising Team (donations on the thermometer as of the morning of the Walk) - Jackmo's Joggers!
Rookie of the Year (most donations collected as a new team at VisionWalk) - Shed Light for Brandon's Sight!
Best Team T-Shirt - I (Eye) Spy - A Cure!
For more information, contact:
Rachel Martin (formerly Ray), Events Manager 847-680-0100 RMartin@FightBlindness.org
Lynda Shellist, Events Assistant 847-680-0100 LShellist@FightBlindness.org
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Community Presenting Sponsors:
John & Cindy Weber
The Blackwell Family
Lighthouse for the Blind St. Louis
Bob & Jill Morris
Jason & Leslie Morris
The Petrofsky Family
The Sibley Family