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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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  • Photo: FFB Ambassador, Patty Gill

    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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The Foundation Fighting Blindness leads the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, education and public awareness.

FFB News

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2016 National Young Leaders Summit: Call for Applications

August 15th, 2016 by FFB Canada

What is the Foundation Fighting Blindness National Young Leaders Program? In 2015, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) launched the National Young Leaders Program. The goal of this program is to build a community where blind and visually impaired youth can experience mentorship, grow as leaders, and create positive change. Who can apply? Blind or visually…

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Meet Our Vision Quest St. John’s Patient Chair: Lawrence Penney

August 10th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Meet Lawrence Penney, our patient chair for Vision Quest St. John’s 2016. Lawrence is a great ambassador and fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and Cycle for Sight, as vision loss has been a big part of his life. For as long as he can remember, his mother experienced poor eye sight, especially night blindness….

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Young Leader Jessica Watkin Shares Her Thoughts On Upcoming FFB Young Leaders Summit

August 10th, 2016 by FFB Canada

There comes a time in every twenty-something’s life when they put on a Patti Smith album and sit down to write about their interest in a new project. Maybe this is only an experience that I have lately, but it seems to happen once every week when it comes to the work that challenges and…

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Exclusive Q&A with Amazing Race Canada Competitors Julie & Lowell

August 4th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Julie and Lowell are an enthusiastic and dynamic couple who persevere through obstacles every day. Lowell suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and is legally blind. He has no peripheral vision, reduced central vision, and no vision in low light. Lowell has adjusted to decreasing sight his entire life, and has found passion in sports. Julie…

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