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Celebrating Excellence

The Northeast Region’s Volunteer of the Year, Sherry Rogers (second from right), accepts her award and is joined by Maria Costa, Mrs. America 2011 April Lufriu, and Mel Moskowitz.

The Northeast Region’s Volunteer of the Year,
Sherry Rogers (second from right), accepts her
award and is joined by Maria Costa,
Mrs. America 2011 April Lufriu,
and Mel Moskowitz.

Chapter President Sherry Rogers was presented with the Foundation’s Member Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award for the Northeast Region at the VISIONS 2012 national conference in Minneapolis in June. The honor recognizes her excellent service in support of the Foundation’s mission in 2011. A leader with the chapter since 2007, Sherry is determined to raise awareness locally and drive research toward treatments and cures. In 2008, she started a networking group in Queens for people living with retinal diseases, which has flourished and provided invaluable support for those looking to connect with others experiencing similar challenges. In addition, her “Vision Warriors” team has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the annual New York City 5K VisionWalk. Congratulations Sherry!