Baltimore, MD

President's Message
Mindy Kaplan


Thank you for taking the time and interest to locate our site. The FFB Baltimore leaders and supporters invite you to join our local group to meet, engage, share, learn, educate, promote, and raise funds for research.

The Baltimore chapter hosts two speaker seminars; one in the Fall and one in the Spring, open to the public and providing information on research and clinical trials, new technology, tools, and services for the visually impaired and blind, meet organizations and learning skills for day to day living.

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VisionWalk Update

Save the date for the 10th Annual Baltimore VisionWalk on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Latrobe Park. Please join us in making this year our most successful one yet! Let's celebrate 10 years of VisionWalk in Baltimore!

Register you and your team or donate on the Baltimore VisionWalk page here.

Chapter Presentations & Events

3/19: VisionWalk Launch and Learn
Join us on Sunday, March 19th at 1:30 p.m. for our VisionWalk Kickoff Celebration at Eggspectation (6010 University Blvd, Ellicott City.) You'll get all the information and materials you'll need to participate in the VisionWalk and get to meet other teams, walkers, and our leaders in advance of Walk Day. You will also hear from several fantastic guest speakers about low vision services in the community – come ready with questions! If you have questions about the Kickoff contact Kelsey at You can also RSVP online at the Baltimore VisionWalk page
4/2: Fashion, Food, and FUNraiser Hosted by Nordstrom
Please join us on Sunday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast and a fashion presentation fundraiser at Nordstrom at Towson Town Center. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for fashion, food, and friendship! For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Robin by email at
5/20: TECHY Conference
Please join us on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Maryland TECHY Conference at the Maryland School for the Blind (3501 Taylor Avenue, Nottingham). Get ready to enhance your digital knowledge and hear from a great panel of guest speakers on a number of topics including mobile devices and how to use them more easily! For more information, contact Mindy at
6/10: 10th Annual Baltimore VisionWalk
Come out and join the fight against blindness at our 10th Annual VisionWalk at Latrobe Park and Fort McHenry (1627 E Fort Avenue, Baltimore) on Saturday, June 10th at 9:00 a.m.. This fundraiser 5k will take you all around the park and through Fort McHenry as you walk to raise awareness for retinal degenerative disease research. This event has no entry fee - simply bring an open heart, your walking shoes and your friends and your family too! For more information please visit the Baltimore VisionWalk page or contact Kelsey at

Video Links

Watch: Dealing with the Diagnosis - Mom's Perspective
Watch: My RP Retinitis Pigmentosa v2

Tech Talk

Amazon Smile

Get online and type in AMAZONSMILE.COM to shop and raise funds for FFB! Amazon has a program that enables you to shop and donate 0.5% percent of your purchase to your favorite organization. All you need to do is go to and set up your account with the organization you would like to support. Then you can donate your shopping to the FFB, on the screen where it says other organizations, type in Foundation Fighting Blindness and hit the SEARCH button. Then a list of organizations will pop up, make sure it is the one that on the right hand side of the screen reads, Columbia, Maryland, founded 1971. Then go to the right hit the button, and you are now registered to shop and donate to FFB! 

Contact Us

Get involved and make a difference to a loved one or friend.  Become a member of the Baltimore Chapter. Help us to educate, raise awareness and aid in raising funds for research. Get involved! Contact Baltimore Chapter.

Mindy Caplan
Chapter President

Kelsey Miller
Event Manager
Phone: 410-423-0645

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