Seattle, WA

Message from the Chapter President

Hello friends and community members, I am honored to serve as President of the FFB Washington Chapter. I live in Federal Way, Washington with my wife Mary and am retired after 40 years in the forest products industry. I like biking, swimming, walking, wine tasting, spending time with my grandsons and traveling; my favorite place to travel is the Oregon Coast. I first heard about the Foundation in 2005, shortly after my two sons were diagnosed with RP; they were in their early 20’s at the time. Given the diagnosis, we all wanted to learn everything we could about RP, what to expect and what could be done to treat it.

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VisionWalk Update:

2018 Washington VisionWalk TBA

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Gonzalez at 310-201-3005 or or visit

Chapter Presentations and Events

The Experts Are In!

Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00-10:25 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Program

University of Washington
South Lake Union Facility
Orin Smith Auditorium, C-Building
850 Republican Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Welcome- 10:25-10:30 a.m.
10:30-10:50 a.m. -VisionWalk Preview/Chapter History
Speaker 1 - 10:50-11:45 a.m. - Thomas A. Reh, PhD, UW (45 min Presentation, 10 min Questions)
Break 11:45-12:00 p.m.
Speaker 2 - 12:00- 12:55 p.m.- Ben Shaberman, Director of Science Communications at the Foundation Fighting Blindness (45 min Presentation, 10 min Questions)
Panel for Questions: 12:55-1:15 p.m.
Raffle, Closing - 1:15-1:25 p.m.

RSVP by November 29 to:
Diane Ponticelli
(310) 201-3005

This free event is brought to you by The Chatlos Foundation Public Health Education Program of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Contact Us

Kathy Gonzalez
Event Manager
Western Region Office
Foundation Fighting Blindness
10350 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 201-3005

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