Foundation Fighting Blindness - Hampton Roads Chapter & VisionWalk

Foundation Fighting Blindness - Hampton Roads Chapter & VisionWalk Join Hampton Roads in taking the important steps toward a cure by participating in a 5K VisionWalk on April 30, 2017. A Cure is in Sight! VisionWalk is a signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
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Over 10 Million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for these devastating diseases. By funding leading edge research in area such as genetics, gene therapy, transplantation, artificial retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional

Over 10 Million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for these devastating diseases. By funding leading edge research in area such as genetics, gene therapy, transplantation, artificial retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional

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Night for Sight is TOMORROW! Get your ticket today because you are in for a real treat! To gear up for the big day, here...
06/23/2021

Night for Sight is TOMORROW! Get your ticket today because you are in for a real treat! To gear up for the big day, here's a sneak peek at some event day highlights... Our silent auction is now live, which includes our Party Packs available for purchase! Our limited-edition (can’t buy anywhere else!) Foundation branded charcuterie board will be a staple in your home. And to end our night are our two exciting Nightcap Rooms hosted by DJ Derron and Beacon V.I.P. Ambassador Lachi. Plus, don't forget about our headliner - Sheryl Crow! We hope to see you there! FightingBlindness.org/NightForSight

Image Description: A blue beam at the top and bottom and an orange box in the middle that says, “Last chance to purchase tickets”. Below the orange box is the Night for Sight Logo. To the left is our limited-edition Party Packs, and to the right Lachi & DJ Derron. The 50-year Foundation Fighting Blindness Logo is on the bottom left corner.

Night for Sight is TOMORROW! Get your ticket today because you are in for a real treat! To gear up for the big day, here's a sneak peek at some event day highlights... Our silent auction is now live, which includes our Party Packs available for purchase! Our limited-edition (can’t buy anywhere else!) Foundation branded charcuterie board will be a staple in your home. And to end our night are our two exciting Nightcap Rooms hosted by DJ Derron and Beacon V.I.P. Ambassador Lachi. Plus, don't forget about our headliner - Sheryl Crow! We hope to see you there! FightingBlindness.org/NightForSight

Image Description: A blue beam at the top and bottom and an orange box in the middle that says, “Last chance to purchase tickets”. Below the orange box is the Night for Sight Logo. To the left is our limited-edition Party Packs, and to the right Lachi & DJ Derron. The 50-year Foundation Fighting Blindness Logo is on the bottom left corner.

06/19/2021

Get excited! Night for Sight is this upcoming Thursday, June 24th at 7p.m. ET! The unique virtual gala will feature a special performance from American music icon and nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, interactive Nightcap rooms and inspiring stories from the Foundation Fighting Blindness community and our inaugural Beacon Society. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Get your tickets here: FightingBlindness.org/NightForSight

Thank you so much for your participation in our Spring Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk! We are grateful for such a stro...
06/12/2021

Thank you so much for your participation in our Spring Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk! We are grateful for such a strong and passionate community who proves that we are #VisionWalkStrong! As the celebration continues, keep sharing your photos and raising funds to find treatments and cures! Thank you again for all you do in the fight against blindness!

Image Description: A woman flexing her muscles with the text, “Thank you for your support” above. A blue beam underneath has the text #VisionWalkStrong on the left and the VisionWalk logo on the right.

Thank you so much for your participation in our Spring Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk! We are grateful for such a strong and passionate community who proves that we are #VisionWalkStrong! As the celebration continues, keep sharing your photos and raising funds to find treatments and cures! Thank you again for all you do in the fight against blindness!

Image Description: A woman flexing her muscles with the text, “Thank you for your support” above. A blue beam underneath has the text #VisionWalkStrong on the left and the VisionWalk logo on the right.

Join us at 2:00 p.m. ET for our Virtual VisionWalk Closing Remarks as we celebrate our sight-saving mission and bringing...
06/12/2021

Join us at 2:00 p.m. ET for our Virtual VisionWalk Closing Remarks as we celebrate our sight-saving mission and bringing together our VisionWalk programs from all across the nation. Watch with us on our National Foundation Fighting Blindness page or on Zoom here: https://fightingblindness-org.zoom.us/j/83163492042

Image Description: A blue beams on the top and bottom with the VisionWalk logo on the bottom left. In the center the text reads, “National Virtual VisionWalk Closing Remarks, 2:00 P.M. ET”

Join us at 2:00 p.m. ET for our Virtual VisionWalk Closing Remarks as we celebrate our sight-saving mission and bringing together our VisionWalk programs from all across the nation. Watch with us on our National Foundation Fighting Blindness page or on Zoom here: https://fightingblindness-org.zoom.us/j/83163492042

Image Description: A blue beams on the top and bottom with the VisionWalk logo on the bottom left. In the center the text reads, “National Virtual VisionWalk Closing Remarks, 2:00 P.M. ET”

Join our interactive breakout rooms and connect with other VisionWalkers at 1:15 p.m. ET! Choose from two different exci...
06/12/2021

Join our interactive breakout rooms and connect with other VisionWalkers at 1:15 p.m. ET! Choose from two different exciting breakout rooms: Enjoy music trivia and a dance party with DJ Deron or come to our Zoo Room to see some of the Staten Island Zoo’s most beloved animals. Head over to Zoom for the fun! https://fightingblindness-org.zoom.us/j/83163492042

Image Description: A blue beam on the left with the VisionWalk logo on the bottom. On the right, the text reads “Join our VisionWalk Breakout Rooms at 1:15 p.m. ET Music Trivia and Dance Party Room or Staten Island Zoo’s Adorable Animals”.

Join our interactive breakout rooms and connect with other VisionWalkers at 1:15 p.m. ET! Choose from two different exciting breakout rooms: Enjoy music trivia and a dance party with DJ Deron or come to our Zoo Room to see some of the Staten Island Zoo’s most beloved animals. Head over to Zoom for the fun! https://fightingblindness-org.zoom.us/j/83163492042

Image Description: A blue beam on the left with the VisionWalk logo on the bottom. On the right, the text reads “Join our VisionWalk Breakout Rooms at 1:15 p.m. ET Music Trivia and Dance Party Room or Staten Island Zoo’s Adorable Animals”.

The National Virtual VisionWalk is FINALLY here! Be sure to join us at 12 p.m. ET  on our National Foundation Fighting B...
06/12/2021

The National Virtual VisionWalk is FINALLY here! Be sure to join us at 12 p.m. ET on our National Foundation Fighting Blindness page and on Zoom https://fightingblindness-org.zoom.us/j/83163492042 for our opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. We want to see how you are celebrating today – post your photos and videos across your social media platforms and use #VisionWalkStrong.

Image Description: Blue background with faded image of a walker’s legs. Text says, “Today is National Virtual VisionWalk Day!” Below is #VisionWalkStrong and the VisionWalk logo.

The National Virtual VisionWalk is FINALLY here! Be sure to join us at 12 p.m. ET on our National Foundation Fighting Blindness page and on Zoom https://fightingblindness-org.zoom.us/j/83163492042 for our opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. We want to see how you are celebrating today – post your photos and videos across your social media platforms and use #VisionWalkStrong.

Image Description: Blue background with faded image of a walker’s legs. Text says, “Today is National Virtual VisionWalk Day!” Below is #VisionWalkStrong and the VisionWalk logo.

06/11/2021

All of us at the Foundation Fighting Blindness appreciate your generous support of tomorrow’s Spring National Virtual VisionWalk. Check out a special message from our chairman, David Brint:

Our Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk is this Saturday, June 12th! The celebration will be live on Zoom and our Foundatio...
06/10/2021

Our Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk is this Saturday, June 12th! The celebration will be live on Zoom and our Foundation Fighting Blindness page starting at 12 p.m. ET with welcome remarks, the National Anthem, warm-up, and ribbon cutting before enjoying your own VisionWalk. For those not walking, check out our Sensory Scavenger Hunt! Then connect with other VisionWalkers across the nation in one of our exciting breakout rooms at 1:15 p.m. ET. Finally, our closing remarks will begin at 2:00p.m. ET. More details and ways to connect can be found at Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: A blue beam on the top and bottom with the VisionWalk logo on the bottom right. In the middle is the text “Our National Virtual VisionWalk is Finally Here! Join us this Saturday, June 12th – 12:00 p.m. ET”

Our Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk is this Saturday, June 12th! The celebration will be live on Zoom and our Foundation Fighting Blindness page starting at 12 p.m. ET with welcome remarks, the National Anthem, warm-up, and ribbon cutting before enjoying your own VisionWalk. For those not walking, check out our Sensory Scavenger Hunt! Then connect with other VisionWalkers across the nation in one of our exciting breakout rooms at 1:15 p.m. ET. Finally, our closing remarks will begin at 2:00p.m. ET. More details and ways to connect can be found at Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: A blue beam on the top and bottom with the VisionWalk logo on the bottom right. In the middle is the text “Our National Virtual VisionWalk is Finally Here! Join us this Saturday, June 12th – 12:00 p.m. ET”

There is just one week left until the Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk on Saturday, June 12th! We have such a fun and ex...
06/04/2021

There is just one week left until the Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk on Saturday, June 12th! We have such a fun and exciting day planned and cannot wait to celebrate all your hard work together as a community. Take this next week to spread the Foundation’s mission and reach the finish line of your fundraising goal to continue driving research for blinding retinal diseases! #VisionWalkStrong
Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: Navy blue beam in upper left corner with VisionWalk logo overlaid on top. Image of walk participants feet below with light blue color overlay. Text in bottom middle that says "#VISIONWALKSTRONG JUNE 12, 2021"

There is just one week left until the Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk on Saturday, June 12th! We have such a fun and exciting day planned and cannot wait to celebrate all your hard work together as a community. Take this next week to spread the Foundation’s mission and reach the finish line of your fundraising goal to continue driving research for blinding retinal diseases! #VisionWalkStrong
Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: Navy blue beam in upper left corner with VisionWalk logo overlaid on top. Image of walk participants feet below with light blue color overlay. Text in bottom middle that says "#VISIONWALKSTRONG JUNE 12, 2021"

Join us on Thursday, June 24th at 7 p.m. for Night for Sight! This unique virtual gala featuring American music icon and...
06/03/2021

Join us on Thursday, June 24th at 7 p.m. for Night for Sight! This unique virtual gala featuring American music icon and nine-time Grammy Award winner, Sheryl Crow, will be a fun and interactive evening, all to support the Foundation’s mission.
For more details and to purchase your tickets, visit: FightingBlindness.org/NightForSight

Image Description: On the right is an orange beam with the Night for Sight logo at the top. Below the logo is the text “A Foundation Fighting Blindness Virtual Gala Presented by Two Blind Brothers and a special performance by American music icon and nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow. Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET. FightBlindness.org/NightForSight.” On the left is an Image of Sheryl Crow.

Join us on Thursday, June 24th at 7 p.m. for Night for Sight! This unique virtual gala featuring American music icon and nine-time Grammy Award winner, Sheryl Crow, will be a fun and interactive evening, all to support the Foundation’s mission.
For more details and to purchase your tickets, visit: FightingBlindness.org/NightForSight

Image Description: On the right is an orange beam with the Night for Sight logo at the top. Below the logo is the text “A Foundation Fighting Blindness Virtual Gala Presented by Two Blind Brothers and a special performance by American music icon and nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow. Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET. FightBlindness.org/NightForSight.” On the left is an Image of Sheryl Crow.

Sharing your VisionWalk fundraising page on social media is a great way to ask for support for the Hampton Roads Virtual...
06/02/2021

Sharing your VisionWalk fundraising page on social media is a great way to ask for support for the Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk coming up soon on June 12th! Be sure to like, follow, and share the Foundation’s VisionWalk pages and posts as well to help spread awareness about our mission to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases. Be sure to also use #VisionWalkStrong to show your support.
Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: A blue beam on the left with the VisionWalk logo at the bottom. On the top is an orange box that says “Spread Awareness on Social Media”. To the right is the words “Share, Like, Follow” with a checked box next to each one. On the right top corner is the bottom of a typewriter.

Sharing your VisionWalk fundraising page on social media is a great way to ask for support for the Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk coming up soon on June 12th! Be sure to like, follow, and share the Foundation’s VisionWalk pages and posts as well to help spread awareness about our mission to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases. Be sure to also use #VisionWalkStrong to show your support.
Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: A blue beam on the left with the VisionWalk logo at the bottom. On the top is an orange box that says “Spread Awareness on Social Media”. To the right is the words “Share, Like, Follow” with a checked box next to each one. On the right top corner is the bottom of a typewriter.

A big thank you to Debra Laughlin and the Hampton Roads Chapter for hosting Pilates in the Dark. It was an incredible ev...
06/01/2021

A big thank you to Debra Laughlin and the Hampton Roads Chapter for hosting Pilates in the Dark. It was an incredible event!

Image Description: A photo of seven women smiling holding a VisionWalk banner at the YMCA.

A big thank you to Debra Laughlin and the Hampton Roads Chapter for hosting Pilates in the Dark. It was an incredible event!

Image Description: A photo of seven women smiling holding a VisionWalk banner at the YMCA.

Coach your VisionWalk team to help reach your fundraising goal! Send out frequent encouragements, reminders, and fundrai...
05/26/2021

Coach your VisionWalk team to help reach your fundraising goal! Send out frequent encouragements, reminders, and fundraising tips to your teammates. Ask them to launch their own fundraisers and share why they are participating in this year’s Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk on June 12th! Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: Blue beam on the right with light blue text at the top that reads “Fundraising Tip of the Week” Below is an orange box with the text, “Ask Your Teammates To Fundraise” and the VisionWalk logo at the bottom. To the left is an image of Team Jack Attack at a VisionWalk holding their team banner.

Coach your VisionWalk team to help reach your fundraising goal! Send out frequent encouragements, reminders, and fundraising tips to your teammates. Ask them to launch their own fundraisers and share why they are participating in this year’s Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk on June 12th! Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: Blue beam on the right with light blue text at the top that reads “Fundraising Tip of the Week” Below is an orange box with the text, “Ask Your Teammates To Fundraise” and the VisionWalk logo at the bottom. To the left is an image of Team Jack Attack at a VisionWalk holding their team banner.

We miss you and want you back! If you’ve participated in our VisionWalk in the past, you know how important it is in hel...
05/24/2021

We miss you and want you back! If you’ve participated in our VisionWalk in the past, you know how important it is in helping us raise awareness and crucial funds for blinding retinal diseases. So come back and join us for the Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk on June 12, 2021! Gather your friends, family, and colleagues for a fun day of virtual festivities as we come together as a community because we are stronger together! Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: Blue beam on the right with an orange box with the text, “We Want You Back!” and the VisionWalk logo at the bottom. To the left is a photo of a mother and daughter from the Houston VisionWalk and Team Lone Star.

We miss you and want you back! If you’ve participated in our VisionWalk in the past, you know how important it is in helping us raise awareness and crucial funds for blinding retinal diseases. So come back and join us for the Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk on June 12, 2021! Gather your friends, family, and colleagues for a fun day of virtual festivities as we come together as a community because we are stronger together! Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Image Description: Blue beam on the right with an orange box with the text, “We Want You Back!” and the VisionWalk logo at the bottom. To the left is a photo of a mother and daughter from the Houston VisionWalk and Team Lone Star.

Although our VisionWalk is virtual this year, we can still come together as a community. Our mission to fight blinding r...
05/21/2021

Although our VisionWalk is virtual this year, we can still come together as a community. Our mission to fight blinding retinal diseases is unchanging, and we are stronger together! Register today for our Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk Day on June 12, 2021. Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Thank you to our VisionWalk leaders from across the country for helping to spread our mission: Patty Wolverton from Phoenix, Adriann Keve from Jacksonville, Angie Diuble from Michigan, Susan Freeze from Nashville, Paula Dubecky from Cleveland, Pat & Jim Archer from Chicago, Jameson Dunn from Austin/San Antonio, Bella Casillas from Orange County, Neva Fairchild from Dallas/Fort Worth, Cathy Quock from the Bay Area, Debra Laughlin from Hampton Roads, and Jared Reiter from New York.

Image Description: A blue border with the VisionWalk logo and #VisionWalkStrong on the bottom. In the center is a collage of VisionWalk leaders holding up signs reading “Our mission to fight blindness is unchanging we are stronger together #VisionWalkStrong”.

Although our VisionWalk is virtual this year, we can still come together as a community. Our mission to fight blinding retinal diseases is unchanging, and we are stronger together! Register today for our Hampton Roads Virtual VisionWalk Day on June 12, 2021. Give.FightingBlindness.org/HamptonRoadsVisionWalk

Thank you to our VisionWalk leaders from across the country for helping to spread our mission: Patty Wolverton from Phoenix, Adriann Keve from Jacksonville, Angie Diuble from Michigan, Susan Freeze from Nashville, Paula Dubecky from Cleveland, Pat & Jim Archer from Chicago, Jameson Dunn from Austin/San Antonio, Bella Casillas from Orange County, Neva Fairchild from Dallas/Fort Worth, Cathy Quock from the Bay Area, Debra Laughlin from Hampton Roads, and Jared Reiter from New York.

Image Description: A blue border with the VisionWalk logo and #VisionWalkStrong on the bottom. In the center is a collage of VisionWalk leaders holding up signs reading “Our mission to fight blindness is unchanging we are stronger together #VisionWalkStrong”.

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Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $30 million to fund sight-saving research. As promising treatments move into critical human studies, the need for research funding is greater than ever. Join the tens of thousands of people who have taken important steps toward a cure by participating in a 5K VisionWalk. Find a Walk near you and register today!

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Happy National Virtual VisionWalk day!#VisionWalkStrong #ChalktheWalk
my team will be walking this Sunday. Please donate to Margene's Merry Makers and help us achieve our donation goal. thanks