Boston, MA

Message from the Chapter

VISIONS 2016 - Outstanding Large Market VisionWalkWelcome to the Boston Chapter! Our Chapter is working hard to help support the astounding research advances in the broad spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. We believe strongly that supporting medical research empowers ourselves into action toward what we all want: to save or restore our vision.

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VisionWalk Update

Join the Boston Chapter at the 10th Annual Boston VisionWalk on Saturday, October 28th at Artesani Park in Brighton, MA! VisionWalk is a fun, family-friendly 5K walkathon to raise awareness and funds for the work and mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Help us drive the research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases by signing up your VisionWalk team today on the Boston VisionWalk page.

For more information, please contact Katie Van Benschoten at (212) 244-1470 or

Chapter Presentations and Events

Boston Chapter Presentation

Join the Boston Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness for an informative presentation on gene therapy for inherited retinal degenerations. Dr. Vandenberghe will share the latest in gene therapy research and answer questions from the audience. This is a program you won’t want to miss!

Please invite family and friends for this informative science presentation and also learn how you can make a difference by participating in our 2018 Boston VisionWalk.

Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Degenerations
Luk. H Vandenberghe, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard
Associate Member, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Director, Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: Registration – 10:00am
Program – 10:30am-12:00pm

Carroll Center for the Blind, Technology Center
Newton, MA

RSVP by emailing Olivia at or by calling (212)244-1470 today!

Featured Volunteer:

Alan Spiro - Chapter Leader, Becomes a Trustee

Dr. Eliot Berson, Gordon Gund, Alan Spiro and Dr. Joshua Boger at the Boston Dining in the Dark

Alan Spiro, who co-chaired the inaugural Boston Dining in the Dark in June 2012, is a partner at the law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, and was recognized as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine. He is also affected by retinitis pigmentosa and has supported the Foundation over the last decade.

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Contact Us:

Katie Van Benschoten
Events Director 

(212) 244-1470, ext. 12

Mary Ann Subleski
Director, Chapter Development 

(847) 680-0100, ext. 26