Message from President

Hello Jacksonville Area Chapter members! After some serious thought and conversations with my family, I have decided to step down as President of our local chapter. For those of you that know me, you know that I have dedicated a huge part of my life to helping find cures for retinal degenerative diseases and I will continue to support this cause until these diseases are no longer affecting anyone. It has been my honor to represent the Jacksonville Chapter of Foundation Fighting Blindness. I turn the reigns over to our very capable Vice President, Adriann Keve. She has been a chapter leader for years and has the same passion to find cures. So, I know she will do an awesome job.

My heart will always be with the Jacksonville Area Chapter but I am looking forward to a new era with Adriann.   Please join me in welcoming her as our new President! The best way to do that is by attending our next big chapter presentation in St. Augustine at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind on Saturday, November 12th, 2016.  More details will be coming out soon!

I look forward to seeing you at chapter presentations and events and will continue to expand my nonprofit whose purpose is to raise money for FFB.  We will continue to host Black Ties & Blindfolds, an event that raises thousands of dollars for FFB research each year. If you are interested in attending, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Thank you,

Lisa Pleasants (904) 705-4887

On behalf of FFB, I would like to personally thank Lisa for her dedication, leadership and support of the Foundation’s mission over the past years serving as Chapter President of the Jacksonville Chapter.  Lisa has been instrumental in helping build the Jacksonville Chapter first serving as vice-president, then in 2013 to chapter President.    Lisa is supportive to those who need someone to talk to, sets her goals high for fundraising, and through her dedication and hard work, surpasses her goals annually.  Lisa will continue to support FFB in our quest to help find presentations, treatments and cures for all of those who are affected by retinal diseases.  With sincerer appreciation, 

Mary Ann Subleski,
Director, Chapter Development
Foundation Fighting Blindness