Message from the President:
Hello and welcome to the St. Louis Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)! The St. Louis Chapter is one of about 50 nationwide that offers support, information and direction for questions relating to retinal degenerative disease. We hold Chapter meetings 3 or 4 times a year, hosting various retinal doctors, researchers, low vision aid specialists, mobility experts and others. These meetings are free of charge and also offer the opportunity for those affected by retinal disease, their friends, family and anyone else interested to meet others in similar situations and hear the latest Chapter and Foundation news.
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Congratulations, St. Louis!
On Sunday, September 22, 2013 twenty seven teams and 700 walkers gathered at Tower Grove Park's Pool Pavilion to raise funds and awareness for retinal degenerative disease research.
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Chapter Meetings and Events:
St. Louis Chapter Speaker Series
and St. Louis VisionWalk Preview!
From the Lab to the Clinic
(Progress vs. PR)
Timothy J. Schoen, Ph.D.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Join the St. Louis Chapter as we welcome Dr. Timothy Schoen from the Foundation Fighting Blindness who will share information and answer questions about current clinical trials and the latest research.
Dr. Schoen has a wealth of knowledge to share. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was employed by the National Eye Institute as a research biologist in the Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology.
This informative meeting is great opportunity to meet and connect with others experiencing vision loss. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. We’ll also be previewing the St. Louis VisionWalk! Come share your ideas for growing the walk and raising awareness in the community!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
dePazzi Bentley Room
615 S. New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Park in the Ballas Parking Garage
and enter through Conference Center
Join us for this free meeting!
RSVP to Mary Ann Subleski at (866) 782-7330
Mary Ann Subleski
Regional Director of Development, Midwest
977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 680-0100 ext. 26
Jacob Allmeyer was born May 5, 1995, a free-willed, loving little boy with the whole world at his hands. Our aspiration as parents was to ensure he would dream big and tackle any challenge head first. Well, needless to say, we had no idea there would be limitations to his dreams and abilities that he would not be able to overcome. It wasn’t until Jacob was five that we realized the limited world Jacob could see, and worse yet, couldn’t see at all.
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