The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB): Special Events & Programs Build a Community for People With Inherited Retinal Diseases

May 09, 2017

The Foundation for Fighting Blindness serves as a united front for the more than 10 million Americans who have inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). This charitable organization funds research into potential treatments and also provides resources for men, women, and children dealing with vision loss. The Foundation’s ultimate goal is to find a cure for degenerative retinal diseases.

A group of families established the nonprofit in 1971 because they felt passionate about helping their loved ones cope with IRDs. They took it upon themselves to take action, primarily by funding research. After decades of hard work and investment, the FFB has made great strides in researching and developing potential treatments including emerging gene, stem-cell, and drug therapies.

Whether you’re interested in resources for the newly diagnosed or personal stories of hope, the FFB provides a strong support system to inform and uplift the blind community.

Additionally, the Foundation has dozens of regional offices that organize inspirational and educational events across the country. You can find a local chapter in your state and join a group committed to raising funds, awareness, and supportive programs for people with Choroidermia, Stargardt Diseases, Macular Degeneration, and other retinal diseases.

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