Allie Sarwark, Manager, Chapter Engagement
We are actively recruiting leadership in the Chicago chapter! For more information, please reach out to Allie Sarwark at ASarwark@FightingBlindness.org.
The Strength of the Foundation is Through Our Communities
The Foundation Fighting Blindness Chapter network brings people together across the country to join in fighting blinding retinal diseases. Our family of volunteers and leaders stand up for those impacted by blinding diseases. From day one, they share the latest research and advancements, and provide access to local resources to guide individuals through their personal journey. And together, they celebrate the Foundation’s mission.
We are winning thanks to the dedication of our Chapters focusing on three key areas: education, resources, and revenue. Through informative sessions, Foundation staff, community, and national experts provide research information, low vision resources, and outreach to our local retinal specialists and eye care professionals. To continue accelerating our mission, each community is invited to be a stakeholder by participating in our fundraising events.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness Chapter Vision
Our vision is to bring a community together to end blinding diseases.
Chicago Chapter Leadership
|Allie Sarwark||Chapter Engagement Manager|
|Amy Nguyen||Chapter President|
|Jake Ellis||Chapter Vice President|
|Ana Leffel/Patricia Kosmerl||Resource Chair|
|Jeanne Martin||Education Chair|
|Doug Hemminger||Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair|
|Marie Farhat||Revenue Chair|
Manager, Chapter Engagement
+1 (847) 680-1096asarwark[at]fightingblindness.org
18th Annual Chicago VisionWalk
Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $63 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.
National Chapters Vision Webinar – Cell Based Therapies
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is presenting a free, national webinar on cell-based therapies. The event will include an introduction to cell-based therapies provided by Ben Shaberman, the Foundation’s vice president of science communications, as well as presentations by featured speakers.
Grab your friends for a fun night out to support Foundation Fighting Blindness and our mission to fund research to prevent, treat, and cure blinding retinal diseases.
Chicago Chapter Speaker Series - 05.07.2022
This presentation features a panel of experts from the Chicago Lighthouse and our leadership team on a local level.
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