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National Young Leaders Advocate Profiled by CIBC

December 5th, 2018 by FFB Canada

To celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, CIBC recently featured a number of community leaders as part of its “One for Change” campaign, highlighting the tremendous impact people have when they give back to their communities. One of these individuals was Gavin Morrison, a spokesperson for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and participant in the…

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FFB Canada’s #More2It Campaign

November 16th, 2018 by FFB Canada

For more than four decades, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) has proudly led the fight in Canada to find cures for inherited retinal diseases and other forms of vision loss. Over the years, we have worked with thousands of families to not only raise funds for critical vision research, but also create a welcoming community…

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Game-Changing Discovery will “Rapidly Accelerate” the Development of Cell-Based Therapies

November 14th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Today, we are excited to announce a truly transformative discovery that will “rapidly accelerate” the development of cell-based therapies—not just for blinding eye diseases, but for all kinds of regenerative medicine! One of the main hurdles to developing stem cell therapies is ensuring that they are safe. Stem cells hold incredible therapeutic potential because they…

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From Identifying Gene Mutations to Developing New Treatments for Inherited Retinal Diseases

November 14th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader Award: Dr. Matthew Benson Dr. Matthew Benson knows that improving our understanding of why blinding eye diseases happen will lay foundations for developing effective new treatments. He is particularly motivated to develop therapies for the many patients he cares for who currently have no treatment options. Indeed, Dr. Benson is so inspired…

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