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Aug 12, 2020

X Ambassadors Teams up with Foundation Fighting Blindness and Two Blind Brothers to Launch“Music to Our Eyes” Exclusive Livestream Music Series

This exclusive conversation and acoustic performance by Sam and Casey Harris of X Ambassadors on August 20, will raise awareness and funds to find treatments and cures for blinding diseases.

Media Contact:

Chris Adams                                                           
Vice President, Marketing & Communications                                                     
cadams@fightingblindness.org                             
(410) 423-0585

Music to Our Eyes featuring Sam and Casey Harris of X Ambassadors

COLUMBIA, Maryland August 12, 2020 – The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading organization committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, is launching a new livestream music series, Music to Our Eyes. The series premiere features X Ambassadors on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. ET, and is presented in partnership with Two Blind Brothers – founded by Bradford and Bryan Manning, who created the apparel company to create ultra-soft clothing, build community, and donate 100 percent of profits toward research curing blindness.

X Ambassadors’ keyboardist, Casey Harris, was born with the rare genetic disease, Senior-Loken syndrome, which affects his kidneys and retinas. The acoustic performance by brothers Sam and Casey Harris will feature their top hits including, Renegade, Unsteady, Hold You Down, and Belong. In between sets, Jason Menzo, chief operating officer at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, will interview Sam and Casey about their experiences with vision loss and discuss their commitment to creating music that celebrates diversity and belonging. Event registration is free, but attendees will have the opportunity to contribute, as all net proceeds will go towards the Foundation’s mission. 

“We are so excited and honored to be collaborating with Two Blind Brothers for this livestream conversation and acoustic performance with Sam and Casey Harris of X Ambassadors,” says Jason Menzo, COO at the Foundation. “Together, we have this natural connection and unwavering commitment to providing hope and empowerment for the blind and visually impaired community.”

For more information and to register for a reminder about the event, visit: https://bit.ly/3ihTkda

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.

 

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