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.
Follow Hampton Roads on Facebook!
Chapter Presentations & Events
2/24 – VisionWalk Kickoff
There’s nothing better than a Saturday kickoff, but we’re not talking college football! Come out and help us kickoff the Hampton Roads VisionWalk this February. Get ready to hear special presentations from unique guest speakers and receive all the VisionWalk materials you’ll need to prepare for this April’s main event.
- Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
- Location: YNot Italian - Princess Anne (3276 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach)
- Registration starts: 11:00 a.m.
- Program starts: 11:30 a.m.
4/11 – Dining in the Dark
We're back at Ynot to take part in our second annual Dining in the Dark proceeds event!
- Date: Wednesday, April 11
- Location: All 7 YNot Italian locations
- Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Stop by ANY YNot Italian location in the Virignia Beach area to put on your simulation mask and dine "in the dark". YNot will donate 10% of all proceeds to the Hampton Roads VisionWalk!
Contact Your Hampton Roads VisionWalk Team with any questions!
7th Annual Hampton Roads VisionWalk
Spring will be here before we know it, and so will our 7th Annual Hampton Roads VisionWalk! Our fundraising goal for is $76,000 – together, we will have no trouble exceeding it and inching ever closer to the cure that is in sight!
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Location: 31st Street Park (3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach)
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Walk Begins: 1:00 p.m.
Visit our official website to get started, and contact your Hampton Roads VisionWalk Team with any questions or requests. Check out our full album of 2017 VisionWalk photos on our Facebook page HERE. If you would like a specific picture emailed to you, please contact CArchibald@FightBlindness.org.
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!
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!
Mary Ann Subleski
Director of Chapter Development