Two area chapters of the American Council of the Blind are partnering for the second year to form a combined team to raise funds and awareness — and you can join too!
We are a support network of active blind and sighted people of all ages, building friendships, sharing life experiences to encourage and teach, and working together to make a difference. From now until September 29, we are asking for people to support our team in the Foundation Fighting Blindness VisionWalk.
Since its inception in the spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $20 million to fund sight-saving research. As promising treatments move into critical human studies, the need for research funding is greater than ever.
Please join us as we take important steps toward a cure by participating in a 5K VisionWalk this fall in Indianapolis. You can join our team as a virtual teammate or come join us for the event, either way encouraging friends and family to support your effort. Registration is online at http://heartlandacb.org. This is sure to be another uplifting and fun day in downtown Indianapolis, walking along the canal and cheering along with many other walkers from Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.
Also, for the second year in a row, the Indianapolis VisionWalk will be partnering with the Vision Expo, so participants in the walk can go right to the Vision Expo and see hundreds of great products and services for the blind and visually impaired.
Our Team Page:
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Indiana Government Center
Local Chapters: Heartland ACB (Bloomington) & South Central Association of the Visually impaired (Bedford)
Come sign up today and join us as we combine our efforts to raise funds to support getting research funded and moved into treatments that will enhance the lives of those impacted by vision loss.
VisionWalk is a signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 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 areas such as genetics, gene therapy, transplantation, artificial retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is making a difference today to make the world a brighter place for those suffering with retinal degenerative diseases.