Westchester-Fairfield Chapter Meetings and Events

Chapter Meetings and Events

Join the Westchester-Fairfield Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness for our next Chapter Speaker Series Presentation

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
10:00am Check-In and Networking
10:30am - 12:30pm Presentation

Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Boulevard
6th Floor - Safety Training Room
Stamford, CT 06904

Our featured speakers will be:

Ben Shaberman, Director of Science Communications, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Mr. Shaberman will present the latest information on the Foundation’s research portfolio, particularly focusing on current and upcoming clinical trials.

OrCam Technologies

OrCam is a unique wearable assistive technology device which assists the visually impaired in reading text, recognizing packaged goods, and even recognizing faces, by translating text and images into audio, and whispering the information in the wearer’s ear.

A Chapter Leadership Group meeting will follow the presentation and is open to all.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 6th for the Speaker Series Presentation and/or the Chapter Leadership Group Meeting

For more information or to RSVP, contact:
Katie Van Benschoten
(212) 244-1470


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.

VisionWalk Update:

2015 Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk Recap

The 8th Annual Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk took place on Sunday, September 20th and was a huge success! We had amazing weather, smiling faces, and 200 people in attendance at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, NY. We raised over $111,000 for retinal disease research through this event.


A special thank you to our Walk Chair Jen Odoardi; our Medical Chair Dr. Sherry Solomon; our Youth Chairs Ryan Basso and Spencer Kaplan; and our Chapter President Anne Katcher  as well as everyone who participated on the committee. Your leadership and dedication to the VisionWalk was the driving force behind our success. 


Thank you to our National Walk Partners Regeneron and Genentech. Thanks also to our local sponsors: Rockland Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Evan & Debi Mittman, and Eye Designs of Westchester. Thank you to Foodtown, Leslie Smoha, and ShopRite for contributing to our Refreshment Tent. And, a special thank you to Rockwell's Comedy for donating tickets to their show to everyone who attended the VisionWalk.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the sweepstakes. Our 68 item sweepstakes raised over $5,700! 


And finally, a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of our team captains, walkers and volunteers! Your support, dedication, and energy made the day a true success. 

If you have any questions or want to offer any feedback on the event, contact Katie Van Benschoten at (212) 244-1470 or KVanBenschoten@FightBlindness.org.

Check back often for information about our 2016 Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk!