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Two Philanthropic Brothers – Selling Luxury Casual Wear for the Good of Retinal Research

Bryan and Bradford Manning in New York City.Bradford Manning and his brother, Bryan, have a great sense of humor. You can see it in the video for their new clothing line, Two Blind Brothers — which donates its proceeds to retinal research — and hear it when you talk to Bradford over the phone.
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A Testament to the Human Spirit

Tyler MillardIn 2012, when Tyler Millard wrote the song “Alive”—now available on iTunes, with proceeds going to the Foundation Fighting Blindness—he was having a rough time. Since being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) seven years earlier, he’d lost enough eyesight to have to give up his plans to teach math. He’d also taken up the guitar and was singing and songwriting, although the gigs were few and far between.
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The Gift of Sight – Matched!

Your donation doubledIt’s holiday time, the giving season, when people not only buy gifts for family, friends and co-workers, but also donate to worthy causes—of which there are many. But, if you’ll permit me, I’d like to make a pitch for the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), which happens to be offering a Holiday Board Match, meaning every donation is doubled.
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Valerie Navy-Daniels Joins FFB to Lead All Research Fundraising Programs

Valerie Navy-DanielsI am delighted to welcome Valerie Navy-Daniels to the Foundation Fighting Blindness family. As our new chief development officer, she is overseeing all of our fundraising programs — including events, major gifts and membership — as well as communications and marketing. As many of you know, most of our research is funded by these fundraising programs, so her role is critical to the success of our mission of saving and restoring vision.
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A (Fundraising) Bicycle Built for Two

TThomas and Joewo men on a tandem bike, one of them blind, is not something you see every day. And that’s the point. “Here’s an old guy and a blind guy riding across the country. What can you do?”

That’s Joe Shearer, a retired, and sighted, United States Air Force veteran who, along with Thomas Hyatt, who has retinitis pigmentosa, set out today on a 4,100-mile trek from Oregon to Virginia. Their goal is to raise awareness and funds for three nonprofit groups, including the Foundation Fighting Blindness, before they finish up in late August.
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We Invite You to Join the Fight

FFB's 2014 Summer Challenge to End BlindnessAh, summer. Sun, fun and the beach – right? Definitely. But the Foundation Fighting Blindness would like to add one other item to the coming season’s to-do list: ending blindness.
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FFB Chairman, Gordon Gund, Interviewed on

FFB chairman and co-founder Gordon Gund.Over on, contributor Devin Thorpe is compiling a series of interviews with people representing organizations dedicated, as he writes, to solving “the world’s biggest challenges within the next thirty years.” Blindness is obviously among them, so we’re very appreciative that, this past Monday, Devin interviewed FFB’s chairman, Gordon Gund.
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Celebrating ‘Momentum’: FFB’s 2013 Annual Report

The home page for "Momentum," FFB's 2013 annual reportWhen the words “annual report” are mentioned, visions of charts, graphs and numbers usually pop into one’s head. While the Foundation’s 2013 annual report includes numbers, it mostly features examples of the report’s theme, “Momentum,” a word that aptly describes our progress in the fight against vision-robbing retinal diseases. With that in mind, I invite you to check out the online version of the report.
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