Chicago, IL

Message from the President:

Dear Friends of the Chicago Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness:

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in our chapter. We formed this chapter over 10 years ago in support of the Foundation’s initiatives to increase public awareness in our communities, lead fundraising efforts to help fund research, and to provide information to those affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease and all other retinal degenerative diseases.

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VisionWalk Update:

VisionWalk is a fun, family-friendly walk taking place in your local community! Money raised through VisionWalk supports the important research funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Join people just like you who are committed to changing the future for their friends and family members affected with retinal degenerative diseases! For more information go to

Chapter Presentation:

Learn More About Gene Therapy and Genetic Testing; Meet 2016 Rio Paralympian Sarah Chung
Sunday, April 22, 2018
1:30 p.m. Registration
2:00-4:00 p.m. Program

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
Kennedy Conference Center, Entrance #8
800 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Please join us for light refreshments and hear from two unique guest speakers: Daniel C. Chung, DO, MA, Clinical Ophthalmic Lead, Spark Therapeutics and Sarah Chung, 2016 Rio Paralympic Participant – Judo. Dr. Chung will provide an overview on Gene Therapy and Genetic Testing. Sarah will share her passion for the sport of Judo.

RSVP by April 18 to:
Mary Ann Subleski
or (847) 680-0100 ext. 26

Featured Volunteer:


Amy Hayes joined the Foundation in November 2011 after finding out her 11-year-old son, Nathan, was diagnosed with a severe early onset of Retinitis Pigmentosa. After reaching out to the Foundation and learning about the Chicago VisionWalk, Amy created and registered her team, Team Focus, to help raise money toward FFB’s mission. Amy is also a member of the Chicago Walk Committee and attends Chapter meetings where she and her family can reach out to those affected by a retinal degenerative disease.

Contact Us:

Mary Ann Subleski
Director, Chapter Development

977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL  60061
(847) 680-0100 Ext. 26

Tom Weber
Cell: 630-777-4866

Steve Sroka
Associate Director, Events
977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL  60061
Office: (847) 680-0100