Twin Cities (Minnesota) Chapter
Andrea Harper, Chapter Engagement Manager - Midwest
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.
Twin Cities (Minnesota) Chapter Leadership
|Andrea Harper||Chapter Engagement Manager|
|Alyssa Olson||Chapter President|
|Judy and Tom Messina||Resource Co-Chairs|
|Jason Stonestreet||Education Chair|
|Seth Larson||Revenue Chair|
Chapter Engagement Manager - Midwestaharper[at]fightingblindness.org
National Chapters Vision Webinar – Cell Based Therapies
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is presenting a free, national webinar on cell-based therapies. The event will include an introduction to cell-based therapies provided by Ben Shaberman, the Foundation’s vice president of science communications, as well as presentations by featured speakers.
Twin Cities Speaker Series - May 14, 2022
Our spring 2022 Speaker Series hosted by the Twin Cities Chapter features some updates from Foundation staff, introductions from the new Chapter Leadership Team, and an informative presentation from Dr. Brittni Scruggs from Mayo Clinic to talk about gene therapy and cell replacement strategies for IRDs.
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