9th Annual Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk

Our Walk Day photos are here!

Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk 2016 - Starting Line Cheeri

The Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk took place on Sunday, October 30th at Glen Island Park. We celebrated with unseasonably warm weather which made for a lovely event. There were so many smiling faces among our 200 walkers. We have already raised $118,723.37 for retinal disease research and donations are still coming in!

Many thanks to our Walk Chairs Stephanie Basso, Lisa Bisceglia, and Amy Slotnick; our Youth Chairs Ryan Basso and Spencer Kaplan; and our Chapter President Anne Katcher. Many thanks also to our National Board Members and Trustees who supported this event, Evan and Debi Mittman, Anne and Mitch Katcher, and Stu Slotnick. We could not have done it without all of our leaders and everyone who participated on our committee. Your leadership and dedication to the VisionWalk was a driving force behind our success.

Thank you to our National Walk Partners Regeneron and Genentech. Thanks also to our local sponsors: Community Captain Rockland Chrysler Jeep Dodge; Community Partners Current-Powered by GE, Desires by Mikolay, and Sage Sense LLC; and Community Supporter Mendel Optical Insight. Thank you to Chipper Truck Cafe, DeCicco & Sons, Foodtown, Manor Market, Panera Pelham, Leslie Smouha, ShopRite, and Stop & Shop for contributing to our Refreshment Tent. And, a special thank you to Rockwell's Comedy for donating tickets to their show to everyone who attended the VisionWalk.

Our teams and walkers did an amazing job reaching out to their networks to raise funds and awareness. We are still collecting donations and anything that comes in by December 31st will count toward this year.

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

Please send any checks to:

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk
80 Broad Street, Suite 3301
New York, NY 10004

For any questions about this year's VisionWalk, please contact Katie Van Benschoten at (212) 244-1470 or KVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org

Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016

Location: Glen Island Park, Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY
Check-in: 9:00am
Walk Begins: 10:00am
Walk Details: 5K (3.1 mile) Fun Walk
Walk Chairs: Stephanie Basso, Amy Slotnick, and Lisa Bisceglia
Youth Chairs: Ryan Basso and Spencer Kaplan
Chapter President: Anne Katcher 

Check out our 2015 Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk Photos.

Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk 2015

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 the Westchester-Fairfield area blue and yellow!

Have You Collected Checks?
Enter your checks here and then send them in to our office to watch your thermometer climb! Checks should be made payable to "Foundation Fighting Blindness" and sent to:

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Attn: Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk
80 Broad Street
Suite 3301
New York, NY 10004

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 orKVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org

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.

Thank you to our All Stars!

Mark Basso - Ry's Guys
Ryan Basso - Ry's Guys
Stephanie Basso - Ry's Guys
Tracy Basso - Ry's Guys
Lisa Bisceglia - Ry's Guys
Jessica Chorzewski - All Eyes On Us
Susan Crocco - The Crocco Crew
Bonnie Fields - Ry's Guys
Gail Goldstein - Ry's Guys
Fern Kaplan - Fern's Wacky Walkers
Spencer Kaplan - Spencer's Squad
Steven Kaplan - Spencer's Squad
Anne Katcher - iCures
Mitch Katcher - iCures
Wendy Kreisberg - Yes Eye Can
Debi Mittman - New York G'eye'ants

Vincent Odoardi - RecognEYES! 
Jonah Peligri - Ry's Guys 
Amy Slotnick - Ry's Guys
Stu Slotnick - Ry's Guys 

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

Join the VisionWalk Committee!
Help us make this year's Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk the best yet! Join the VisionWalk committee and lend your support and ideas to making the VisionWalk great. Contact Katie Van Benschoten at (212) 244-1470 or KVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org for more information.

For more information or to register, contact:

Katie Van Benschoten
212-244-1470  Square Bullet Point  KVanBenschoten@FightBindness.org

Have donations to turn in? Mail them to:

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk
80 Broad Street, Suite 3301
New York, NY 10004 


Thank you to our VisionWalk Sponsors!

Community Captain

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Community Partners

Current, powered by GE
Desires by Mikolay
Sage Sense LLC