St. Louis, MO
Message from the President:
Hello and welcome to the St. Louis Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)! The St. Louis Chapter is one of about 40+ nationwide that offers support, information and direction for questions relating to retinal degenerative disease. We have Chapter presentations twice a year, hosting various retinal doctors, researchers, low vision aid specialists, mobility experts and others. These meetings are free of charge and also offer the opportunity for those affected by retinal disease, their friends, family and anyone else interested to meet others in similar situations and hear the latest Chapter and Foundation news.
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VisionWalk is a fun, family-friendly walk taking place in your local community! Money raised through VisionWalk supports the important research funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Join people just like you who are committed to changing the future for their friends and family members affected with retinal degenerative diseases! For more information go to www.FightBlindness.org/StLouisVisionWalk
Chapter Presentations & Events:
Speaker Series Presentation & VisionWalk Preview
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Registration: 9:30 am – 10 am
Presentation: 10:00 am – Noon
dePazzi Bentley Room
615 S. New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Topic: The ARGUS II Retinal Prosthesis—Is it right for YOU?
Join us for the opportunity to learn more about it from Steven D. Okland, Vice President at Second Sight Medical Products (Second Sight developed the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis) and Robert Selby, an ARGUS II Recipient and St. Louis Resident. Plus, let’s begin planning for our 11th Annual St. Louis VisionWalk!
RSVP to Mary Ann Subleski at
847-680-0100 extension 26
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.
Jacob Allmeyer was born May 5, 1995, a free-willed, loving little boy with the whole world at his hands. Our aspiration as parents was to ensure he would dream big and tackle any challenge head first. Well, needless to say, we had no idea there would be limitations to his dreams and abilities that he would not be able to overcome. It wasn’t until Jacob was five that we realized the limited world Jacob could see, and worse yet, couldn’t see at all.
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This year the award goes to John Mozeliak, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. John Mozeliak has been a vital part of the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ presence in St. Louis since he first became involved with FFB.
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Mary Ann Subleski
Regional Director of Development, Midwest
977 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 140
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 680-0100 ext. 26