Western New York

President's Letter


Dear Friends of the Western New York Chapter:

My name is Sarah Malburg and I am excited to be the 2017 WNY Chapter President!  Over the past five years, the WNY area has shown growth in fundraising and spreading awareness of the FFB and my hope is to continue in this direction for the 2017 year!

I want to thank you for your interest in the Foundation Fighting Blindness and its mission to find treatments as well as preventative measures to fight degenerative retinal diseases.

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VisionWalk Update


7th Annual Western New York VisionWalk
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Canalside – Great Lawn

www.FightBlindness.org/WesternNewYorkVisionWalk
9am Check-in Begins
10am Stage Presentation
10:15am Walk Begins

The Western New York VisionWalk is a fun, family-friendly 5K (3.1 miles) walkathon fundraiser to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Join us as we walk for cures for the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

For more information about the VisionWalk, please contact Debbie Hayter, Events Director, at (212) 244-1470 or DHayter@FightBlindness.org

Chapter Presentations and Events


Western New York Chapter Presentation and VisionWalk Preview

Meet others from the retinal disease community and enjoy light refreshments and an exceptional program with guest speakers, Jane Sullivan, District Manager for the New York State Commission for the Blind and Lynnette Torgalski, Director of Western New York Independent Living. There will be a short Q & A session after the program and a 2018 Western New York VisionWalk preview.

Light Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Program

Kenmore Library 
160 Delaware Rd
Kenmore, NY 14217

RSVP by October 27
Olivia Niemeyer
oniemeyer@blindness.org or call 212-244-1470