Pittsburgh, PA

Message from the President:

Dear Friends of the FFB Pittsburgh Chapter:

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness! Our goal is to make our general chapter meetings beneficial in terms of education and support for people with retinal degenerative diseases. We also strive to provide a sense of community and hope. Our chapter covers a large area covering the western region of Pennsylvania.

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VisionWalk Update:

The rain held off long enough on Saturday, October 22, 2016 to give us a day to remember, with a record 408 participants and 30 teams. Our biggest feat was reaching goal for the FIFTH consecutive year, raising over $90,000 and counting.

Our 2017 VisionWalk is on Sunday, October 15, and has raised more than $60,000, and we have until the end of the year to reach another record-setting total. Our goal is $106,000.


Chapter Presentations and Events:

Thank you to all who attended our November chapter presentation on maintaining cone function in retinal degenerations presented by one of the top researchers in the world Dr. José-Alain Sahel. We hope you found the material presented both informative and helpful.

Featured Volunteer:

Bob Morgenstern

When Bob Morgenstern and his brother, Chuck, were growing up in the 1940s, they had significant issues with their vision. The doctors could only conclude that they had "bad eyes." Not only was research for their disease, retinitis pigmentosa, virtually nonexistent, doctors were unable to even diagnosis it. Their parents sent them to "sight-saving" school, which ultimately provided no help in preserving their vision.

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Contact Us:


Steve Sroka
Associate Director of Events, Midwest

977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: 847-680-0100 Ext. 25
Fax: 847-680-1050

Mary Ann Subleski,
Director Chapter Development

977 Lakeview Parkway Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL  60061
847-680-0100 Ext. 26
Fax: 847-680-1050