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.
Indianapolis Chapter Leadership
|Angie kirchoff||Chapter President|
|Lexie Estes||Vice President|
|Rick Poplin||Resource Chair|
|Destenee Dickason||Education Chair|
|Lynn Tyler||Revenue Chair|
|Jeff Lukacsena||Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair|
Foundation Chapter Contact
Manager, Chapter Engagement
+1 (847) 680-1096
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.
Indianapolis Chapter Speaker Series – 11.06.21
The Indianapolis Chapter Speaker Series featured the following topics and guest speakers:
- Gene Therapy for inherited retinal diseases
Speaker: Amir R. Hajrasouliha, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
- Bosma services for those that are blind or visually impaired
Speaker: Raymond Montgomery, Bosma Enterprises
- First experience with a guide dog
Speaker: Angie Kirchoff, Indianapolis Chapter President