Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach Chapter

From the President’s Desk

Welcome to the Hampton Roads Chapter of FFB! We all share the same goal, to fund the research that will one day cure the retinal degenerative diseases of more than 10 million Americans. We also serve as a support system for each other. It is imperative that no one feel alone in the struggles of living with these diseases or in the fight to cure them!

This chapter covers Eastern Virginia from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach. We have been very successful in the past by staging a very exciting VisionWalk!

A cure is in sight!!
Come join the fun and spread the word. Your ideas and excitement are what is needed. Your ideas on how to attract sponsors and friends are needed. There is great support for any idea you may have and brain-storming is greatly encouraged. No idea is too small.

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VisionWalk Update

Thank you for an amazing Hampton Roads VisionWalk!

Our Hampton Roads VisionWalk took place Sunday, April 30th and was a great success! We had sunny skies, smiling faces, and over 700 people in attendance at 31st Street Park on the Boardwalk.

Together we have raised almost $50,000 for retinal disease research and donations are STILL coming in! Every dollar collected through June 30th will count toward our 2017 goal.

Any checks received can be sent to:
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Hampton Roads VisionWalk
7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046

Our Walk Day photos have arrived and are ready to be shared! Check out the full album on our Facebook page HERE. If you have photos from the walk, please share them with us! We would love to see them. Please post them to the Hampton Roads VisionWalk and Chapter Facebook Page or email them to CArchibald@FightBlindness.org! If you would like a specific picture emailed to you, please also contact Connor.

Video Links

Watch: Dealing with the Diagnosis - Mom's Perspective

Watch: My RP Retinitis Pigmentosa v2

Tech Talk

Amazon Smile
Get online and type in AMAZONSMILE.COM to shop and raise funds for FFB! Amazon has a program that enables you to shop and donate 0.5% percent of your purchase to your favorite organization. All you need to do is go to AmazonSmile.com and set up your account with the organization you would like to support. Then you can donate your shopping to the FFB, on the screen where it says other organizations, type in Foundation Fighting Blindness and hit the SEARCH button. Then a list of organizations will pop up, make sure it is the one that on the right hand side of the screen reads, Columbia, Maryland, founded 1971. Then go to the right hit the button, and you are now registered to shop and donate to FFB! 

Contact Us:

Get involved and make a difference to a loved one or friend.  Become a member of the Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach Chapter. Help us to educate, raise awareness and aid in raising funds for research. Get involved! 

Kelsey Miller,
Event Director


Mary Ann Subleski
Director of Chapter Development
(847) 680-0100