Arizona Chapter

Contact Info

Fai Mo, Chapter President

arizona@fightingblindness.org

FightBlindnessArizona

Arizona Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Theresa Maresco Resource Chair
Victoria Horstman Education Chair
Kerri Ringel Revenue Chair
Rhonda Carroll Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Foundation Contact

Juliana Gaona

Chapter Engagement Manager, Southwest

Greetings from sunny Arizona!

We are a thriving and growing chapter, dedicated to carrying on the mission of FFB and to provide community and support for individuals and families affected by inherited retinal diseases. Our annual VisionWalk is held in February and is one of the most attended across all VisionWalks. Additionally, we organize several chapter meetings a year as well a golf tournament fundraiser in May and our annual Dining in the Dark in fall. We also have other social and networking opportunities planned for the year. Please contact me for further information and if you would like to get involved with the planning.

Fai Mo, Arizona Chapter President

Arizona Art in the Dark

Art in the Dark is a powerful artistic experience, inviting you into a world of sensitivity you may never have experienced, leading you through a unique journey in the dark. Guests are encouraged to create a mixed media mosaic while blindfolded to experience vision loss firsthand. The evening’s proceeds support research into gene, stem cell, and pharmaceutical-based therapies for blinding retinal degenerative diseases, including macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, which affect more than 10 million Americans.

Arizona Chapter Speaker Series - 05/17/2022

This presentation covers the topic of assistive technology. Our guest speaker, Spencer Peterson, VIST Coordinator, Northern AZ VA, talks through the latest and most effective technology to assist with everyday life.

Chapter Events

Jun 17, 2022 EST

VISIONS 2022 Conference

VISIONS 2022, the national conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, is a one-of-a-kind event in which individuals who are visually impaired, and their families, have the opportunity to hear about exciting advancements in blindness research.

Event

Past Webinars and Speaker Events

  • Nov. 6, 2021 Speaker Series

    The Arizona Chapter Speaker Series featured Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Independent Living Blind/Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB), Talking Book Library and VRATE Conference.

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  • National Chapter Vision Webinar: Nourishing Better Vision

    Paul Bernstein, MD, PhD, Val A. and Edith D. Green Presidential Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah.

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Additional Resources

  • Find a Doctor Who Sees Patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Learn more about Raising our Sights Do-It-Yourself Events