Eastern Michigan

Welcome to the Michigan Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness


Hello, my name is Kathy Marcath, new president for the Michigan Chapter of The Foundation Fighting Blindness. We have had some amazing people fill this role since its inception in the early 1970’s. Much has been accomplished since then resulting in FFB being at the threshold of major breakthroughs.

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VisionWalk Update:


Save the date for the 11th Annual Michigan VisionWalk – Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI.  Join us for this fun, family event and help raise money for retinal disease research.


Chapter Presentations and Events:


Tap into Dr. Amy Laster’s Expertise in Degenerative Retinal Diseases

Come to an exceptional program by the Foundation’s Amy Laster, PhD and meet others from the retinal disease community. Dr. Laster’s expertise in age-related macular degeneration, RP, Stargardt, Usher, and other degenerative retinal diseases will increase your understanding of the diseases including inheritance patterns and vulnerability factors.

Enhancing Dr. Laster’s presentation will be a Patient Ambassador, a special guest who will speak from a personal perspective on disease progression and maintaining eye health. A Q&A session follows the presentations.

Plus, learn about services available to the visually impaired through southeast Michigan libraries.

In addition to our informative program, you’ll get a preview of the 11th Annual Michigan VisionWalk set for Saturday, May 19, 2018!

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Program
Refreshments Provided

Plymouth Public Library
223 S Main Street
Plymouth, MI 48170

RSVP by October 18
Ashley Mooney
AMooney@FightBlindness.org or 866-782-7330


Foundation Highlight:

Angela Diuble Ribbon

Angela Diuble
Volunteer of the Year 2014 - Midwest Region

Angela Diuble is a fundraising phenomenon. She has been involved with the Michigan VisionWalk since 2010, and its chair since 2011. In that time, she has raised $146,315.95  for VisionWalk.

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Contact Us:


Kathy Marcath
Chapter President

EastMichigan@FightBlindness.org

Lori Quinn
Events Manager

977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL  60061
(847) 680-0100, ext. 12
LQuinn@FightBlindness.org