San Diego Chapter Highlights

Celebrating Excellence

National Trustee Jill Stone accepting the Western Region’s Volunteer of the Year Award from Mrs. America 2012 April Lufriu.)National Trustee Jill Stone accepting the Western Region’s Volunteer of the Year Award from Mrs. America 2012 April Lufriu.

Foundation National Trustee and San Diego chapter member Jill Stone was presented with the Foundation’s Member Excellence Volunteer of the Year Award for the Western Region at the VISIONS 2012 national conference in Minneapolis in June. The honor recognizes her excellent service in support of the Foundation’s mission in 2011. Jill has greatly contributed to the fight against blindness for many years, determined to raise awareness and drive research for her two children who are affected with Usher syndrome. Her leadership with San Diego Dining in the Dark and Blind Wine fundraising events has helped generate hundreds of thousands of dollars for cutting-edge research. Congratulations Jill!

Driving Research to Save and Restore Sight!

Our goal for the Bay Area 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 Bay Area Chapter
Involvement in the Bay Area 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 Bay Area 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 the Bay Area 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 the Bay Area, 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. You are encouraged to be part of this effort by becoming active in the Bay Area Chapter and become part of the over 40 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, preventions and cures or retinal degenerative diseases. We need your help!