Fai Mo, Chapter President
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
National 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
Dr. Bernstein is an ophthalmologist specializing in inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). He is frequently asked by patients and family members if there are any lifestyle changes that they can make to decrease their chances of losing more vision. Although options may be limited, improved nutrition can be a welcome and empowering suggestion. He will review the evidence for and against nutritional interventions for IRDs and AMD, with particular emphasis on retinoids (vitamin A), carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin), omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil), and various herbal supplements.
- Ben Shaberman, Senior Director, Scientific Outreach & Community Engagement, Foundation Fighting Blindness will provide the latest news from the retinal research front lines.
These webinars are presented without charge and brought to you by The Chatlos Foundation Public Health Education Program of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Visionary Champion Partner
This webinar will feature a discussion of the many ways gene therapies can be used to address retinal degenerative diseases as well as the latest updates on gene therapy research and clinical trials.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is pleased to invite you to the upcoming Insights Forum, our quarterly conference call providing updates to the inherited retinal disease community. The focus of this call is to report progress on the Foundation’s mission-related initiatives, highlight recent developments and provide scientific and research updates.
Hope from Home: A United Night to Save Sight is an exciting and interactive virtual experience featuring incredible entertainment, amazing auction items, and the opportunity to connect with others from the comfort of your own home.
Participants from across the nation will join together virtually on Saturday, June 12th to show our united, unwavering commitment to the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ mission to search for treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases.
Director, Chapter Engagemenet
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