New York Chapter

Contact Info

Carl Gruber, Chapter President

newyorkcity@fightingblindness.org

FoundationFightingBlindnessNewYork

Chapter President's Message

Welcome to the Big Apple! The award winning New York City Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness provides extensive citywide and local opportunities for information sharing and networking while engaging members in our efforts to find a cure for retinal diseases.

Our networking support groups meet monthly and include Young Professionals, Stargardt's, Manhattan and Queens General Memberships. At these meetings, members can share challenges common to the visually impaired community and identify solutions.  

The chapter hosts citywide presentations on the latest in research and technology. And most importantly, our chapter supports the Foundation Fighting Blindness in raising money to find cures for retinal diseases. Upcoming events include our 14th Annual VisionWalk fundraiser taking place in Central Park on April 11, 2020.

Please join our community and work with us to support one another and find a cure.

Carl Gruber, President, NYC Chapter

Chapter Events

Jun 12, 2021 EST Event

Spring '21 National Virtual VisionWalk

Participants from across the nation will join together virtually on Saturday, June 12th to show our united, unwavering commitment to the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ mission to search for treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases.

Foundation Contact

Brianna Mullins

Chapter Engagement Manager

Foundation Contact

Katie Van Benschoten

Director, Events

+1 (866) 782-7330