Fundraising Success

10 Years of Cycle for Sight

July 10th, 2018 by FFB Canada

In 2009, Dave Sweeny, Michael Ovens, Erin George, and Martin de Sousa came together to develop a new way to raise funds in the fight against blindness. Their vision became a reality when, along with 45 other riders, they hit the road on a rainy day in Toronto for the first Cycle for Sight. That…

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2018 Summer InVision Newsletter

June 12th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Our 2018 Summer InVision newsletter is now fully accessible and available online! This issue includes the following stories: – Promising Results Show the Potential for Stem-Cell Therapies to Restore Vision – Stem Cells & Vision Repair – Top 5 Vision Health Tips This Summer – Lorna Rosenstein: A Pillar of Hope, Strength, and Dedication in…

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Lombardi Family Reaches More than $250,000 in Funds Raised

March 6th, 2018 by FFB Canada

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Vince Lombardi and his family hosted the 17th Annual Light the Darkness Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). “It seems that every year this event becomes more and more popular,” says Lombardi, who welcomed over 450 guests to the Montecassino Banquet and Event Centre…

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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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