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

  • Jan 23, 2021 EST Event

    National Chapter Vision Webinar: Gene Therapy

    This webinar will feature a discussion of the many ways gene therapies can be used to address retinal degenerative diseases as well as the latest updates on gene therapy research and clinical trials.

  • Jan 29, 2021 EST Event

    Fighting Blindness Insights Forum – January 29, 2021

    The Foundation Fighting Blindness is pleased to invite you to the upcoming Insights Forum, our quarterly conference call providing updates to the inherited retinal disease community. The focus of this call is to report progress on the Foundation’s mission-related initiatives, highlight recent developments and provide scientific and research updates.

  • Feb 28, 2021 EST Event

    Hope from Home: A United Night to Save Sight

    Hope from Home: A United Night to Save Sight is an exciting and interactive virtual experience featuring incredible entertainment, amazing auction items, and the opportunity to connect with others from the comfort of your own home.

  • 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

Renee Paulsell

Director, Chapter Engagemenet

+1 (417) 840-5577

Foundation Contact

Katie Van Benschoten

Director, Events

+1 (866) 782-7330