Oct 6, 2020

Foundation Fighting Blindness to Host Fall National Virtual VisionWalk

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The Virtual VisionWalk on October 24th will raise awareness and fund research leading to treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases.

Media Contacts:
Michele DiVincenzo
Vice President, Events
(847) 549-1523

Chris Adams
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
(410) 423-0585

COLUMBIA, Maryland – October 6, 2020 – The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading organization committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, will host its Fall National Virtual VisionWalk on Saturday, October 24th, 2020. This new one-day event is an opportunity for VisionWalk supporters from across the nation to come together virtually to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation’s mission.

On October 24th, VisionWalk participants are encouraged to be creative in taking steps to fighting blindness by walking on a treadmill, going on a socially distanced walk outdoors, or hosting a virtual meeting with team members. Participants are also invited to show their strength and how they’re celebrating by posting a picture or video using #VisionWalkStrong on social media.

“Our Fall Virtual VisionWalk will be a celebration of our Fighting Blindness community,” says Michele DiVincenzo, vice president, events. “We are so thankful for our VisionWalk supporters' unwavering and dedication to our vital mission during these truly unprecedented times.”

Throughout its 15-year history and through the generosity of more than 200,000 walkers, donors, and corporate sponsors, VisionWalk has raised more than $55 million. These funds have enabled the Foundation to continue advancing its important mission of moving vision-restoring treatments from the laboratory to the patients who need them. Vision science is making great strides — today, more than 40 potential treatments are in clinical trials — but there is still more work to do.  

Join the National Virtual VisionWalk on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 by visiting, VisionWalk.org. Together, we step closer to fighting blindness.

For more information, contact Michele DiVincenzo at mdivincenzo@fightingblindness.org or (847) 549-1523.

About the Foundation Fighting Blindness
Established in 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s leading private funding source for retinal degenerative disease research. The Foundation has raised more than $800 million toward its mission of accelerating research for preventing, treating, and curing blindness caused by the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases including: retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and Stargardt disease. Visit FightingBlindness.org for more information.