• Photo: 9-year-old Ava

    “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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  • 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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  • Dr. Koenekoop

    Treating Blindness With A Pill
    Dr. Robert Koenekoop and his team of Canadian researchers unveil a novel treatment for a form of childhood blindness.
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FFB News

Photo: Attendees at the 2015 CFS West Coast launch party

You’re Invited: Cycle for Sight West Coast Launch Party

February 8th, 2016 by FFB Canada

If you’re in the Vancouver area, we want to invite you to join us for the Cycle for Sight West Coast launch party at Granville Island Brewing. Whether you’re already signed up, or still considering registration, there’s no better way to kick off another thrilling season of cycling and fundraising! Enjoy a complimentary beer, courtesy of Granville…

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Graham Clark Joins Comic Vision Tour in Vancouver

February 2nd, 2016 by FFB Canada

So a comedian and a beard painter walk onto the Comic Vision stage…stop us if you’ve heard this one. We’re thrilled to welcome the very funny and multi-talented Graham Clark back to the Comic Vision stage! The 3-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee, is a regular on CBC’s “The Debaters” and has appeared at “Just for…

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CRISPR Gene-editing Technology Repairs Retinitis Pigmentosa in Patient-Derived Stem Cells

January 29th, 2016 by Mary Sunderland

Another CRISPR headline, another CRISPR success, another reason to be hopeful about the future of personalized treatments for blinding eye disease! I’m very happy to report that, so far, my predictions about the big breakthroughs in 2016 are coming true. I have been writing a lot about CRISPR lately and that’s because the discoveries keep…

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Photo: comedian, Michelle Shaughnessy

Michelle Shaughnessy To Perform at Comic Vision London & GTA West

January 28th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Michelle Shaughnessy’s laugh-out-loud comedy has won her TV appearance on The Comedy Network, W Network, Bite TV and CBC. The funnywoman has also landed coveted spots in Canada’s most popular comedy tours, including Edmonton Comedy Festival, Global Vancouver Comedy Festival, CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Fest, and now Comic Vision 2016! Catch Michelle at Comic Vision London…

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1/2 of Canadians with vision loss struggle to live on $20,000/yr or less. A Basic Income Guarantee could solve this: bit.ly/20ZjumZ

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