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    Vision Quest 2016: Discover Your Path
    Discover your answers and take charge of your future vision care path at Vision Quest, our annual educational series that connects you to Canada’s top clinicians, innovative vision researchers and each other.
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  • Cycle for Sight
    Join hundreds of sighted, low vision and non-sighted riders in cities across the country for the perfect one-day ride in support of vision research.
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    Power In Partnerships
    Gene therapy pioneer, Dr. Robert Molday, highlights the FFB's 30-year relationship with the University of British Columbia.
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  • You Give Owen Hope
    “Your donations let me be a kid and look forward to my future.”
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    “I Want To See Like Other Kids”
    10-year-old Ava is losing her sight but she and her family have found hope in the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
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  • Molly Burke

    Hope & Healing: Molly Burke's Inspiring Journey
    Over one million Canadians are living with retinal eye diseases. Read Molly’s story and join us to restore hope and sight.
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    Real Life Research Results
    Patty fights back against age-related macular degeneration.
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  • A New Kind Of Vision
    Orly Shamir is the first person in Canada to receive a bionic eye implant. Hear her story and find out more about this groundbreaking clinical trial.
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FFB News

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What Do Zebrafish Have To Do With Curing Blindness?

September 22nd, 2016 by FFB Canada

According to Dr. Sarah McFarlane, zebrafish hold important clues to restoring sight. These tiny, transparent, iridescent creatures provide Dr. McFarlane with a window into eye development, eye disease, and ultimately, to new treatments. In the blinding eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), vision loss occurs when cells in the eye begin to die. This process…

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Join Young Leader, Jack McCormick, For Our 2016 Young Leaders Summit to Tackle Issues Affecting Blind Youth

September 19th, 2016 by FFB Canada

As someone with a visual impairment, I experience the lack of accessibility and inclusivity that tends to exist within our society. I am not alone in experiencing this. We, the people of the blind and partially sighted community all experience it. In experiencing this lack of accessibility and inclusion barriers are created in our lives….

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Comic Vision Toronto Needs You!

September 14th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic volunteer committee, gaining valuable experience, networking with like minded professionals and contributing to a cure for blindness? If the answer is yes, then Comic Vision is for you! Comic Vision, benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) is a night of FUN, and isn’t your average rubber chicken…

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Stephanie Kowal on Ethical Communications

September 14th, 2016 by FFB Canada

What do you want to know about clinical trials for your children? Clinical trials for gene and stem cell therapies for genetic eye disease are underway. If these early phase trials are successful, they will include children in later phases. Good communication about the risks and benefits of clinical trials is essential. Parents need to…

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