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

Save the date for the 12th Annual Northern Virginia 5K VisionWalk on Sunday, May 7, 2017! We hope you can join us in making this year our most successful one yet!

Location: Cameron Run Regional Park, 4001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria
Registration begins: 9:00 a.m.
Walk begins: 10:00 a.m.

Register or donate by visiting the Northern Virginia VisionWalk Website!

Chapter Presentations and Events

5/6: Spin Class Fundraiser
Diana Bien and her daughter, 2017 Youth Chair Marina Bien, invite you to join them at Zengo Cycle – Mosaic  District in Fairfax for a fundraiser spin class. It will be taking place the Saturday before the Northern VA VisionWalk (5/6) at 1:00pm. Tickets are $25 per person. Use this link to sign up. Contact Diana at for more information.
5/7: 12th Annual Northern Virginia VisionWalk
Come out and join the fight against blindness at our 12th Annual VisionWalk at Cameron Run Regional Park (4001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria) on Sunday, May 7th at 9 a.m.. This fundraiser 5k will take you all around the park as you walk 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 Northern Virginia VisionWalk page or contact Kelsey at

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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2013 Member Excellence Award Winner  

Volunteer of the Year – Mid-Atlantic Region - Davida Luehrs

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Contact Us

Mary Ann Subleski
Director of Chapter Development

Davida Luehrs

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

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