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.
Cleveland Chapter Leadership
|Allie Sarwark||Chapter Engagement Manager|
|Paula Dubecky||Chapter President|
|Jenna Olson||Vice President|
|Sandy Krems||Resource Chair|
|Mike Garlow||Education Chair|
|Antoinette Morrison||Revenue Chair|
|Gagan Kalra||Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair|
Manager, Chapter Engagement
+1 (847) 680-1096asarwark[at]fightingblindness.org
15th Annual Cleveland VisionWalk
Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $62 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.
Cleveland Chapter Speaker Series – October 9, 2021
Below is a recording from our recent Cleveland Chapter Speaker Series which included the following featured presentations:
Finding a Cure for Blinding Diseases. An inside look
Speaker: Bela Anand-Apte, M.D., Ph.D. from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Free audio book services for individuals with vision impairments
Speaker: Kenneth Redd, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled
Connection between Lions Club and the Foundation
Speaker: John Naples, Parma Hills Lions
- Find a Doctor Who Sees Patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases
- Learn more about Raising our Sights Do-It-Yourself Events