Art is Her Best Friend

Yvonne is living her dream. She is an artist, dedicated to raising awareness and funds for vision research.

Become a Community Fundraiser

Community events are a fun way for you to join the fight against blindness and fund sight saving research. Host a fundraiser in your community today!

Out-pacing vision loss

Cycle for Sight founder and co-chair, Michael Ovens, will cycle any distance or run any length to help support sight-saving research.

Meet Molly Burke, FFB Youth Ambassador

Youth Ambassador

Molly Burke is a youth ambassador for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, educating the public about living with blindness while delivering a message of hope to those living with vision impairment.

Meet Norma Bastidas, mom on a mission

Mom on a Mission

Norma is the second person in history to run 7 of the planet's most unforgiving environments on 7 continents in 1 year in support of vision research. Read her about incredible journey.

Meet Dale Turner, proof that research does work

Miracles do happen

Dale Turner is the first Canadian to receive an experimental treatment and have some sight restored by gene therapy. Dale is proof that investing in research works.

Michael Ovens

Cycle for Sight ambassador, Michael Ovens has not let his progressive vision loss, due to retinitis Pigmentosa, slow him down. In fact, Michael is doing more and moving faster than ever before.

Since attending his first Vision Quest in 2005, Michael Ovens has become one of the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ biggest advocates and most passionate fundraisers. Not only is he the co-founder of Cycle for Sight, he has hosted film screening fundraisers featuring the movie Going Blind, organized dining in the dark fundraisers at O.Noir restaurant, and shared his personal experience of living with vision loss at several Optician and Optometry eye care conferences. As an avid runner, he has completed ten marathons in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

He isn’t afraid to share his personal struggles if it means raising awareness about the need for vision research. Michael says, “It’s a paradox that while my vision has continued to deteriorate over the years, I feel more confident than ever that we are on the cusp of breakthroughs that are going to change the outlook for people like me and I feel more resolved than ever to keep fighting for that day.”

 


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