Northern Virginia

Message from the President

Davida Luehrs, Northern Virginia Chapter PresidentWelcome!

Our chapter is one of many across the country that works very hard to help people affected by retinal degenerative diseases stay current on the latest research and developments for retinal degenerative diseases. As a chapter, we provide a sense of community, hope and action toward finding treatments, preventions and cures!

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VisionWalk Update

Thank you for an amazing Northern Virginia VisionWalk!

Our Northern Virginia VisionWalk took place Sunday, May 7th and was a great success! We had sunny skies, smiling faces, and over 250 people in attendance at Cameron Run Regional Park.

Together we have raised almost $110,000 for retinal disease research and donations are STILL coming in! Every dollar collected through June 30th will count toward our 2017 goal of $130,000.

Any checks received can be sent to:
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Northern Virginia 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 NoVa VisionWalk and Chapter Facebook Page or email them to! If you would like a specific picture emailed to you, please also contact Connor.

Chapter Presentations & Events

Ice Cream Social
Sunday, July 30th from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Reston Community Center Lake Anne
in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery
1609A Washington Plaza
Reston, VA 20190

Cool off in the lovely gallery room with a scoop of ice cream between 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. followed by an interesting presentation from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Sean Tibbeits, CEO & Co-Founder of CyberTimez, will present a new, smart eye glass product that holds much promise to help the blind and visually impaired. We’ll need an RSVP in advance by Thursday, July 27th to Davida Luehrs at 703-742-8043 or

This presentation is provided for informational purposes only and is not an endorsement by the Foundation Fighting Blindness or by any of its employees. You should always consult with your ophthalmologist for medical advice.

Featured Volunteer

sue_healey_photoA Commitment to Everyone’s Vision

For Sue Downes and the team of eye care professionals at My Eye Dr., supporting the Foundation’s VisionWalk program in Northern Virginia was a completely natural thing to do. The full-service eye care company prides itself in not only delivering high quality products and services, but also serving as many people in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., community as possible. Raising money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness was a great way to support people with retinal degenerative diseases who are counting on innovative research to save their vision.

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2016 Member Excellence Award Winner  

Volunteer of the Year – Mid-Atlantic Region - Carol O'Donnell Khalsa

Contact Us

Mary Ann Subleski
Director of Chapter Development

Davida Luehrs

Kelsey Miller, Events Director
1-800-683-5555 or

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