Mindy Berman Caplan, Chapter President
Message from the President
FOUNDATION MID ATLANTIC REGION AND LILLY PULITZER CELEBRATE BLIND AWARENESS MONTH
The Foundation Fighting Blindness Mid Atlantic region’s chapters honored Blind Awareness Month in a joint public awareness and fundraising program. Due to the efforts of the Baltimore Chapter’s President, Mindy Caplan, on Saturday, October 12 from noon to 4PM, members from the Baltimore, Montgomery County, and Northern Virginia chapters were Foundation Fighting Blindness ambassadors at six Lilly Pulitzer stores. The event is called SHOP AND SHARE; Lilly Pulitzer invites nonprofit organizations to their stores to educate the staff and customers while shopping. Lilly Pulitzer donates 10 percent of sales for the event. The chapter members had the opportunity to engage with store customers and staff and the Foundation received over $1,200 dollars. It was the first time the Mid Atlantic chapters collaborated for a regional fundraiser and we look forward to doing it again.
Experience incredible entertainment, amazing auction items, and the opportunity to connect with others through our live Party Rooms, while supporting the mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness – all from the comfort of your own home.
Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $60 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.
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.
Director, Chapter Engagement, East