Baltimore, MD

President's Message
Mindy Kaplan


Thank you for your interest in the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ (FFB) Baltimore chapter. Our chapter is one of over 40 Foundation chapters nationwide. Through the chapter we offer not only the education and support to help you as an affected person or the loved one of someone affected by inherited retinal disease, we also share the tools you’ll need to promote the FFB mission to your family, friends, businesses and the surrounding community.

The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds that drive the research to find cures, treatments, and preventions for the spectrum of inherited retinal diseases that lead to blindness. Until that exciting and celebratory day when we find a cure for these sight stealing conditions there is much we can do to support those affected by vision loss and to advance the science.

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VisionWalk Update

Congratulations! Thanks to your hard work, the 2018 Baltimore VisionWalk has officially exceeded its $124,000 fundraising goal! Shout out to the staff, committee, sponsors, and hundreds of participants that made this achievement possible. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is so grateful to have such a growing and thriving VisionWalk family here in the Baltimore area. Start spreading the news – the fight to save sight is getting stronger by the day!

Your dedicated Baltimore VisionWalk Team is already planning next year’s 12th Annual Celebration! Stay tuned to our website for updates on date, time, and location. A Cure is in Sight!

Chapter Events & Presentations

“FFB Sight Day” with the Baltimore Orioles

The Foundation Fighting Blindness and Baltimore VisionWalk Team are excited to introduce this year's "FFB Sight Day" - a proceeds event to benefit the 12th Annual Baltimore VisionWalk! Keep your calendars open for Sunday, September 16 for a 1:05pm game against the Chicago White Sox. Tickets will be available in right-center field "Eutaw Street" section 96 for $20, and $5 from every ticket sold for this promotion will directly benefit FFB and our Baltimore VisionWalk 2019! Use the following link to purchase your tickets online:

Video Links

Watch: Dealing with the Diagnosis - Mom's Perspective
Watch: My RP Retinitis Pigmentosa v2

Tech Talk

Amazon Smile

Get online and type in AMAZONSMILE.COM to shop and raise funds for FFB! Amazon has a program that enables you to shop and donate 0.5% percent of your purchase to your favorite organization. All you need to do is go to and set up your account with the organization you would like to support. Then you can donate your shopping to the FFB, on the screen where it says other organizations, type in Foundation Fighting Blindness and hit the SEARCH button. Then a list of organizations will pop up, make sure it is the one that on the right hand side of the screen reads, Columbia, Maryland, founded 1971. Then go to the right hit the button, and you are now registered to shop and donate to FFB! 

Contact Us

Get involved and make a difference to a loved one or friend.  Become a member of the Baltimore Chapter. Help us to educate, raise awareness and aid in raising funds for research. Get involved! Contact Baltimore Chapter.

Mindy Caplan
Chapter President

Kelsey Miller
Event Manager
(410) 423-0645

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