Denver Chapter

Contact Info

Juliana Gaona, Chapter Engagement Manager, Southwest


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.

Denver Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Chapter Engagement Manager Julie Gaona
Lindsey Blankenship Chapter President
Meghan Withrow Vice President
Larry Young Resource Chair
Andy Hume Education Chairs

Foundation Contact

Juliana Gaona

Chapter Engagement Manager, Southwest

Chapter Events

Oct 14, 2023

18th Annual Colorado VisionWalk

Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $64 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.


Past Webinars and Speaker Events

  • Save Sight Symposium

    This is a educational Foundation Fighting Blindness symposium providing the latest information on retinal disease research and the latest in adaptive technology and low vision services in Colorado.

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  • Denver Chapter Virtual Speaker Series

    This presentation features the following speakers - Dr. Thomas Theune and Dr. Gregg Pusateri.

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Additional Resources

  • Find a Doctor Who Sees Patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Learn more about Raising our Sights Do-It-Yourself Events