St. Louis Chapter

Contact Info

Jason Morris, Chapter President


Hello and welcome to the St. Louis Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness!

The St. Louis Chapter offers support, information and direction for questions relating to retinal degenerative disease. We hold meetings 3 or 4 times a year hosting retinal doctors, researchers, low vision aid specialists, mobility experts and others. These meetings are free of charge and allow those affected by retinal disease, their friends, family and anyone else interested to meet others in similar situations and hear the latest Chapter and Foundation news.

The St. Louis Chapter also aims to promote awareness in the community for the growing population of vision impaired through outreach and local media coverage. Most importantly, we provide fundraising support for the Foundation. Our Annual VisionWalk and “Dining in the Dark” activities are the primary means of generating contributions and these are augmented by donations and gifts throughout the year.

Whatever your reason for visiting, I’m very glad you found us. My wife, Leslie, and came to this website for the first time after learning that our son Jack has Retinitis Pigmentosa.

I hope you will visit us at a Chapter meeting to learn more and make contact with people who may understand what you are going through. Your participation can speed the progress already being made.

Jason Morris
St. Louis Chapter President

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

Lynda Shellist

Associate Director, Events

+1 (866) 782-7330