Seattle Chapter

Contact Info

Mike Hoag, Chapter President

+1 (206) 295-4651


Message from the President

Hello friends and community members, I am honored to serve as President of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Washington Chapter. I live in Federal Way, Washington with my wife Mary and am retired after 40 years in the forest products industry. I first heard about the Foundation in 2005, shortly after my two sons were diagnosed with RP. Given the diagnosis, we all wanted to learn everything we could about RP, what to expect and what could be done to treat it.  It wasn’t long before we heard about the Foundation and their work to find treatments and cures for RP and other retinal diseases. In 2010 I learned about VisionWalk and the whole family got involved, including our extended families as both my sons are now married. We held our first VisionWalk in 2011 and over the past 6 years we have raised over $400,000 to support the Foundation's mission. So far all of our chapter activities have taken place in the greater Seattle area, but people are involved from all over Washington. Together we are helping to cure blindness and learning from each other how to live life to its fullest.

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Michele Goldfarb‑Shapiro​

Events Manager

10350 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 250 , Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Chapter Development

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Richard Faubion

Senior Director, Development

1663 Steele Street, Suite 1208, Denver, CO 80206

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