Denver, CO

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. VISIONS 2016 - VisionWalk Strides Large MarketAs 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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VisionWalk Update


Join Us!
Saturday, August 5th for our VisionWalk Kickoff at:
Daniels Fund
101 Monroe Street
Denver, Colorado 80206

Free Parking: Building West Side and Street
Registration: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Program: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us as we learn about:

  • The proper foods to eat for good vision from Joan Hester from Alimera Sciences
  • What genetic testing is needed to prepare for clinical trials from Kelsey Zegar of Children’s Hospital Division of Genetic Services
  • Retinal disease research update from Murtaza Adam, MD from Colorado Retina Associates

In addition to important information about our 12th Annual Colorado VisionWalk, we’ll announce exciting details about our Inaugural Flying Pig Fun Run! Of course, lunch is on us! RSVP to: Denver@fightblindness.org

Click here to go to Colorado's VisionWalk page!


Chapter Presentations and Events


17th Annual Scramble for Sight Golf Tournament
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Arrowhead Golf Course
Find out more here: www.scrambleforsight.org

The Blind Taste of the Rockies has been replaced by The Taste of the Rockies dinner/auction in August. After the golf tournament, enjoy a delicious gourmet buffet dinner, free wine provided by The Vineyard, free beer provided by Dad’s and Dudes Breweria, and desserts by The Denver Tea Room & Coffee Salon. You need not play golf to attend The Taste of the Rockies dinner/auction! Use the link above to purchase those tickets for just $35 each!

 

We sincerely thank more than 125 attendees who showed up for our annual Save Sight Saturday vision symposium on May 13, 2017: Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute that allowed us to use their facility; Doctors Kimura and Mathias, who so graciously shared their time and expertise with us; the great panelists who shared their expertise and services in the Colorado; the exhibitors with a variety of products and services available to those with low vision in our area; our great team of Denver Chapter Leaders and Volunteers and to all the attendees! If you'd like to read the presentations that were given at the symposium, click here for Dr. Kimura's presentation and click here for Dr. Mathias' presentation.

Alan E. Kimura, M.D., M.P.H. (top left image) and Exhibitor, Marc Mathias, M.D. (bottom image)

Alan E. Kimura, M.D., M.P.H. (top left image); Exhibitor (top right image); Marc Mathias, M.D. (bottom image)

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Featured Volunteer:


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!

Miranda Loughry
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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Contact Us:


Carmen Swick
President
303-690-1177
Denver@FightBlindness.org

Richard Faubion
Director, Development

1663 Steele Street
Suite 1208
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: (720) 207-8362
Fax: (720) 200-9333
RFaubion@FightBlindness.org