Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter
Allie Sarwark, Manager, Chapter Engagement
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.
Cincinnati Chapter Leadership
|Tim Smith||Chapter President|
|Allie Sarwark||Chapter Engagement Manager|
|Jim Shirk||Vice President|
|Lisa Kemp||Resource Chair|
|Peggy Mitchell||Education Chair|
|Ryan Gutter||Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair|
Manager, Chapter Engagement
+1 (847) 680-1096
Past Webinars and Speaker Events
August 7, 2021 Speaker Series
During a recent Cininnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter Meeting, participants toured the newly renovated 3rd floor at CABVI. In addition, there was a presentation highlighting 21 promising research projects for 2021 – including gene therapies, stem cell treatments, and clinical trials. The presentation also include an overview of the genetic testing program that the Foundation Fighting Blindness offers.Watch Video
January 22, 2022 Speaker Series
Featured presentations - free audio book services for individuals with vision impairments, radio reading / personalized talking print programs, and products for individuals with vision impairments.Watch Video
August 13, 2022 Speaker Series
Featured presentations by our guest speakers from the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) - Patsy Baughn, Todd Farmer, and Jennifer Holladay. This presentation covers the topics – overview of CABVI, assistive technology, informational services, and more.Watch Video