Pittsburgh Chapter Highlights

Driving Research to Save and Restore Sight!
Our goal for the Pittsburgh Chapter is to make our Chapter meetings beneficial for education and support for people with retinal degenerative diseases. We strive to provide a sense of community and hope. You are encouraged to play an active role in growing our Chapter!

Benefits of Membership in the Pittsburgh Chapter
Involvement in the Pittsburgh Chapter allows individuals and families affected by retinal degenerative diseases to connect with other people facing the same situation. Connect with others by participating in fundraising activities, promoting information and education, and be a part of raising community awareness of the Foundation and its mission.

Support and Friendship
The opportunity to connect with others affected by retinal degenerative diseases in an educational, social and supportive environment

Goodwill
The knowledge that as a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter, you are helping some of the finest national and international scientists carry out innovative and vital research.

Educational Programs
Invitations and advance notice to participate in educational programs in Pennsylvania and throughout the country.

In the Loop
E-mail updates on breaking news regarding research advancements, as well as Foundation Fighting Blindness newsletters InFocus and InFocus Online.

Online Resources
The Foundation Fighting Blindness website is full of the most up-to-date information on retinal disease research, information on upcoming events in Pennsylvania, chat rooms and message boards.

Leadership
You have the opportunity to play an important role in our Chapter by being part of the Chapter leadership or serving on a committee.

The research progress over the last few years has been astounding, especially right in our own backyard, where Dr. Jean Bennett of Philadelphia has been one of the biggest success stories in gene therapy and ongoing clinical trials to restore vision.

You are encouraged to be part of this effort by becoming active in the Pittsburgh Chapter and become part of the many volunteer-led chapters across the country. Due to this massive combined effort we will make progress in many areas of research so we are one step closer to the treatments.

For more information regarding the Pittsburgh Chapter and how you can get involved, please contact Mary Ann Subleski, our Foundation staff partner, at MSubleski@FightBlindness.org.