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! 

2015 St. Louis VisionWalk Ribbon CuttingOver 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
Suite 140
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!
  VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Cassie Blackwell
  VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Jeremy Blackwell
  VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Mary Morgan-Corbitt
  VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Bob Morris

  VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Leslie Morris

  VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Bob Petrofsky
  VisionWalk :MILESTONE:2790Brandon Starkey

Congratulations to Our Walk Day Contest Winners!
 Square Bullet Point  Top Fundraising Team (donations on the thermometer as of the morning of the Walk) - Jackmo's Joggers!
 Square Bullet Point  Rookie of the Year (most donations collected as a new team at VisionWalk) - Shed Light for Brandon's Sight!
 Square Bullet Point  Best Team T-Shirt - I (Eye) Spy - A Cure!


For more information, contact:
Rachel Martin (formerly Ray), Events Manager   Square Bullet Point  847-680-0100  Square Bullet Point  RMartin@FightBlindness.org
Lynda Shellist, Events Assistant Square Bullet Point  847-680-0100  Square Bullet Point  LShellist@FightBlindness.org


Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Community Presenting Sponsors:

2009 St. Louis - Centric    Logo - Crawford Taylor Foundation

 Community Captain:
Albrecht Family Foundation Logo

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
The Sibley Family