Message from the President:
Dear Friends of the FFB Denver Chapter:
My name is Carmen Swick and I am fortunate and excited to be your Chapter President. We have had an excellent past few years of growth in fundraising and awareness and it is my goal to ensure we continue this momentum. In the upcoming year one of my primary goals is to add help seed the energy of the Chapter by increasing involvement with our youth. As we all know it is our youth who hold the key to success in the future so it is crucial we involve and engage our youth in the accomplishments of the Denver Chapter.
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We did it again! For the third consecutive year, we exceeded our goal!
Click here to go to Colorado's VisionWalk page!
Many members of the Interact Club from Cherry Creek High School volunteered at the Walk this year! They are such a great group of young people with promising futures! Richard Faubion (and Miss Parka) visited them to personally thank them again and to award them a Flying Pig trophy in honor of their contribution to the success of the walk!
Chapter Presentations and Events
You’ll be able to ASK THE EXPERT on Saturday, February 10, 2018
Dr. Steve Rose, FFB’s Chief Research Officer, will be in town. Research advances, genetic testing, disease updates….Got questions? Bring them and have the expert answer them! In addition, a Patient Ambassador will give us a personal perspective on disease progression and maintaining eye health.
9:30 A.M. - Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 A.M. - Research updates on AMD, RP, Stargardt and other retinal diseases
11:15 A.M. - Patient presentation
Brookdale Parkplace Senior Living
111 Emerson Street
Denver, CO 80218
RSVP by February 8th to Richard Faubion at RFaubion@FightBlindness.org or by phone: 720-207-8362
Ensight Skills Center will also be onsite to host a low vision clinic. A low vision doctor and occupational therapist will provide free comprehensive exams and demonstrate low vision tools such as magnification and other assistive technology. Space will be limited and appointments will need to be made in advance by January 31st, 2018. Call Ensight Skills Center for an appointment: 970-407-9999.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can shop through AMAZON SMILE and support the Foundation Fighting Blindness! Amazon will contribute 0.5% of your total purchase to the Foundation’s mission to end blindness. Set FFB up as your designated charity here: https://smile.amazon.com/
July 2017 Update: We are so pleased to share that Miranda will be studying Archeology and Anthropology at St. Peter’s College of Oxford University (UK) beginning in October 2017. Congratulations, Miranda – FFB is very proud of you!
Foundation Fighting Blindness would like to acknowledge a young lady who is overcoming her vision challenges and dancing her way into our hearts, Miranda Loughry!
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1663 Steele Street
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: (720) 207-8362
Fax: (720) 200-9333