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The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to find the causes, treatments and ultimately cures for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and related eye diseases.
We work towards this goal by:
- Funding sight-saving research at universities and hospitals across Canada
- Promoting public awareness of the challenges and societal costs of living with vision loss – and of the promise of emerging treatments!
- Offering innovative education programs to families across Canada affected by vision loss
2011 Annual Report: Teamwork, Tenacity, Triumphs
Our 2011 Annual Report in now available in PDF format and an accessible Word version. In it, we highlight our 2011 achievements, made possible thanks to the support of our donors, sponsors and volunteers. You’ll read about our research achievements, patient perspectives, Vision Quest conferences, signature fundraising events and more. We’ve also included an audited financial summary.
Our ability to achieve our mission is growing quickly – thanks to your support. This chart illustrates the growth in sight-saving research funding over our history. Since our inception, we have invested more than $21 million in sight saving research at Canadian hospitals and universities.
In 2011, the Foundation Fighting Blindness invested $1.6 million in research. Since then, we have awarded seven new research operating grants in the 2012 operating grant competition and visionary donors have helped us add even more special projects. We make multi-year commitments to the projects we fund. In total, The Foundation Fighting Blindness has already committed over $5 million to vision research over the next five years (2013-2015). We need your support to make it all possible.
Use this link to learn more about all of the research we currently fund.