Foundation Fighting Blindness

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is dedicated to funding innovative
research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal
degenerative diseases. More than 10 million Americans are affected by
blinding retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular
degeneration, and Usher syndrome. Since its founding in 1971, the
Foundation has raised over $700 million in support of our urgent

To achieve our mission, we fund pioneering research in a comprehensive
program that includes cell biology, drug delivery, clinical and
preclinical study, genetics, gene therapy, retinal cell transplantation,
retinal implants, and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies. The
Foundation has funded thousands of research studies at hundreds of
prominent institutions worldwide.

Our Bay Area Chapter hosts three annual events in San Francisco – a gala
dinner, vision seminar, and VisionWalk. All events, except the dinner,
are free to attend. We will need volunteers for all three of our

The information above can be found on the official website of Foundation Fighting Blindness. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website:

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