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

Save the date for the 6th Annual Hampton Roads 5K VisionWalk on Sunday, April 30, 2017! We hope you can join us in making this year our most successful one yet!

Location: 31st Street Park, 31st Street and the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach
Registration begins: 11:30 a.m.
Walk begins: 1:00 p.m.

Chapter Presentations and Events

4/27: Dining in the Dark
Join the Hampton Roads Chapter at all seven YNot Italian restaurants in the Virginia Beach area all day on Thursday, April 27 for 'Dining in the Dark' - a unique sensory experience! Participants will eat and interact while wearing RP/AMD simulation masks to give the diner a glimpse into the world of the visually impaired. 10% of all proceeds that day will go towards the Hampton Roads VisionWalk. Contact your Foundation Fighting Blindness - Hampton Roads VisionWalk team for more information.
4/30: 6th Annual Hampton Roads VisionWalk
Come out and join the fight against blindness at our 6th Annual VisionWalk at 31st Street Park, 31st Street and the Oceanfront on Sunday, April 30th at 11:30AM. This fundraiser 5k will begin at the park and will take you down the boardwalk to raise awareness for retinal degenerative disease research. This event has no entry fee - simply bring an open heart, your walking shoes and your friends and your family too! For more information, please visit the Hampton Roads VisionWalk page or contact Kelsey at KMiller@FightBlindness.org.
4/30: Buffalo Wild Wings Proceeds Day
Right after the VisionWalk, join us down the street at Buffalo Wild Wings – Virginia Beach Oceanfront for a proceeds event to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the 6th Annual Hampton Roads VisionWalk. 10% of ALL sales for customers that mention the Hampton Roads VisionWalk will be donated to the Foundation Fighting Blindness to help fund sight-saving research. Be on the lookout for flyers passed around during the VisionWalk.

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Venue: Buffalo Wild Wings – Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Address: 356 Laskin Road, Ocean Centre Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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