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RichShea

As the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ senior writer, Rich writes and edits content for all of the Foundation’s print and online publications, including its blog, Eye on the Cure. Previously, he was a journalist for more than 20 years, covering everything from education to entertainment to public health. As an Eye on the Cure blogger, he writes posts about Foundation members, events and researchers as well as coping and lifestyle issues.

The following articles were authored by RichShea

Holiday Giving Means Doubling Your Gift

Allison Corona videoFor many reasons—not the least of which are holiday-related—December is a month when we all consider ways to give to others. And the spirit of giving has never been more apparent than it is right now at the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Not only is our end-of-year fundraising campaign in full swing; it’s bolstered by the Chairman’s Holiday Match. What that means is, for every dollar someone gives, it’ll be matched by another dollar—thus doubling its value. Give $25, it’s worth $50. Give $50, it’s worth $100. And so on.
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Campaigning to End Blindness

Jacob RiderJacob Rider is a 14-year-old Claremont, New Hampshire, resident affected by an inherited retinal disease called Usher syndrome, which causes both hearing and vision loss. He’s also an energetic high-schooler with energy to spare—which makes him an ideal participant in My Campaign to End Blindness, a personalized fundraising program launched by FFB this past summer.
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