Andrea Harper, Chapter Engagement Manager - Midwest
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.
Eastern Michigan Chapter Leadership
|Ashley Weslock||Chapter President|
|Deandrea Valverde||Vice President|
|Luke Yaldo||Education Chair|
|Sue Chappel||Revenue Chair|
|Jane Brewer||Diversity & Inclusion Chair|
Foundation Chapter Contact
Chapter Engagement Manager - Midwest
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.
Eastern Michigan Chapter Speaker Series – November 12, 2021
- IRD’s and Stem Cells
Speaker: Abigail Teich Fahim, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Kellogg Eye Center University of Michigan
- Services available to those with visual impairments at Ann Arbor District Library
Speaker: Katie Monkiewicz, Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled
Low vision services at Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
Speaker: William Purves, Director of Planning & Program Development, Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living