Philadelphia, PA

Message from the President:

Hello! My name is Heather Napolitano. When I began losing my vision, my husband and I were scared and searching everywhere for answers. The sense of community and support we felt upon finding the FFB was indescribable. They lifted our hopes and instilled a fight within us to find a cure.

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Chapter Presentation

Speaker Series and VisionWalk Preview

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Registration: 6 p.m.
Program: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Scheie Eye Institute at Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
51 North 39 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Two Guest Speakers:
Two Guest Speakers From Scheie Eye Institute:
Jean Bennett, MD, PhD and Alexander J. Brucker, MD

We are fortunate to have two outstanding researchers present updates on the latest developments in retinal research. You won't want to miss this presentation!

We’ll also be planning for our 11th Annual Philadelphia Visionwalk so please let us know you’ll be there and RSVP to:
Kris Danso: 212-244-1470

This Chapter Speaker Series is presented without charge and brought to you by The Chatlos Foundation Public Health Education Program of the Foundation Fighting Blindness

VisionWalk Update

Join the Philadelphia Chapter at the 11th Annual Philadelphia VisionWalk on Saturday, October 7th at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, PA! VisionWalk is a fun, family-friendly 5K walkathon to raise awareness and funds for the work and mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Help us drive the research to find preventions, treatment, and cures for the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases by signing up your VisionWalk today on the Philadelphia VisionWalk page.

For more information, please contact Katie Van Benschoten at (212) 244-1470 or

Support FFB & local VisionWalker!

Please help Alex Cohen, Co-Captain of team Blind Melon with this research study he is conducting. This is a five minute survey that can be completed by anyone - visually impaired or not. The questions for this study focus on online accessibility issues. As a "thank you" for your participation, a $2.00 donation will be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness (please make sure you select this organization). Please contact Alex Cohen at with any questions. Thank you and here is the link:

Contact Us:

Mary Ann Subleski
Director, Chapter Development
(847) 680-0100  ext. 26- office