Category: Fundraising Success

Shorcan Charity Day Raises $7,000 for Vision Research

January 19th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Yesterday, we helped TMX Group close the market for the 20th Shorcan Charity Day! For the last 20 years, Shorcan Brokers Limited has donated one day’s profits to charities, including the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the FFB and the crucial vision research we support will benefit from $7,000 thanks to…

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Relay Rowing Team Races to Canada Day Celebrations

May 8th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at 15, Jean-Christophe learned sculling, an accessible low-impact sport that would keep him active as his vision deteriorated into adulthood. Despite his diagnosis, Jean-Christophe takes buses and walks the streets of Toronto where he now lives and serves as a Director of the Ontario Adventure Rowing Association. Jean-Christophe is an unrelenting…

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Share the Laughter–Join our Comic Vision Last Call Committee

September 14th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic volunteer committee, gaining valuable experience, networking with like minded young professionals and contributing to a cure for blindness? If the answer is yes, then Comic Vision Last Call is for you! Comic Vision Last Call, benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) is a night of FUN,…

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Rallying Together To Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP): Salvina’s Story

February 17th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Like most mothers, Anastasia has spent a lot of time dreaming about her child’s future. She’s watched her daughter Salvina belt out a song and wondered if she’ll someday be on stage. She’s seen how excited Salvina is to go to school every day and pictured her teaching a classroom full of children. Watched her…

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Shorcan Charity Day Raises $10,000 For Vision Research

January 25th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Last Thursday, we helped TMX Group open the market for the 18th Shorcan Charity Day! For the last 18 years, Shorcan Brokers Limited has donated one day’s profits to charity, contributing close to $7 million to Canadian charitable organizations, and once again the Foundation Fighting Blindness had been chosen as one of their charitable recipients. Today,…

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Thank You To Our 2015 Ride For Sight ‘High Milers’

January 7th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Every year, a special group of Ride for Sight participants go above and beyond to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness and our mission to cure blindness. We call these people High Milers. These high-energy fundraisers raise over $1000 each in support of vision research taking place at hospitals and universities across Canada, and are the backbone of our…

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Owen’s Quest For A Cure

December 29th, 2015 by FFB Canada

Last year, eleven-year-old Owen and his family found out he was going blind. This year, he raised $40,000 for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and found hope in all the support he received. He wrote to the FFB sharing how he used to feel, but also how he feels now. You’ll be inspired by his story…

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4th Annual Eye Ball Gala Raises $15,000 for Vision Research

November 17th, 2015 by FFB Canada

Academy of Ophthalmic Education hosts 4th Annual Eye Ball Gala on October 30th to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness – raising $15,000 for vision research. On October 30th, 2015, the Academy of Ophthalmic Education, hosted the 4th Annual Eye Ball Gala at the Embassy Grand Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario.This year the Eye Ball Gala…

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Shorcan Brokers Ltd. Donates Over $10,000 to Vision Research

January 22nd, 2015 by FFB Canada

Shorcan employees and clients generously generated over $10,000 to restore hope and sight in one day of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The annual Shorcan Brokers Ltd. Charity Day on January 22, 2015 raised a total of $10,057 for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. This is the 7th year Shorcan, TMX Group’s fixed income interdealer…

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