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
Our next gathering will be on June 2nd immediately following the Save Sight Saturday Symposium, around 1PM. Let’s meet down in the front of the auditorium and share some ideas, snacks and drinks. Join the Community and click on the link below. Any questions: Contact Lindsey at 303-875-7772! New people ALWAYS welcomed!
Lindsey B. and Nick M.
Here is the Facebook page dedicated to this group:
2018 Save Sight Saturday Research Update & Technology Solutions
Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The University of Colorado Health Eye Center Auditorium
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045
Learn about the most recent updates on retinal disease research and experience, in person, the latest adaptive technology devices. The presentations will include:
-Alan E. Kimura, M.D., M.P.H., Colorado Retina Associates and Denver Chapter Medical Chair, providing an update on RP, Stargardt, Usher and other eye diseases including current human clinical trials and exciting advancements from around the world.
-Marc Mathias, M.D., Rocky Mt. Lions Eye Institute, sharing updates on research and treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
-The latest in adaptive technology regarding eyewear solutions to enhance vision from eSight, NuEyes, and Orcam, plus the latest in iPhone and Android app solutions to support the BVI community.
RSVP by May 29 to:
or (866) 782-7330
Please save all the dates below for these other 2018 Denver chapter activities; we look forward to having an amazing year!
June 9: 1st Annual Ride for Sight Motorcycle Poker Run partnering with Mile High Harley Davidson starting in Parker.Contact Carmen Swick, Event Chair: Phone: 720-560-5825; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER ONLINE NOW! www.fightblindness.org/RideforSight
August 8: 18th Annual Scramble for Sight Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Club in Centennial. REGISTER ONLINE NOW! ScrambleForSight.org
October 13: 13th Annual Colorado VisionWalk at City Park in Denver (see link above)
Richard Faubion, FFB Staff Lead
DID YOU KNOW?
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Foundation Fighting Blindness would like to acknowledge a young lady who is overcoming her vision challenges and who has danced her way into our hearts, Miranda Loughry!
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Denver, CO 80206
Phone: (720) 207-8362
Fax: (720) 200-9333