Fundraising Success

Celebre Family Raises Over $13,000 for the FFB

November 13th, 2018 by FFB Canada

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, family and friends of the Celebre’s came together in support of one very special little boy. Nicholas Celebre was born with Usher syndrome, a condition that causes deaf-blindness and often balance issues. Born profoundly deaf, he was fortunate enough to get cochlear implants when he was 12 months old. He also…

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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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Announcing our Year-End Campaign: Let’s Bring the Fight

November 7th, 2017 by FFB Canada

This year, our donors and supporters have helped FFB-funded researchers lead the fight against blindness and vision loss. As we approach the end of 2017, we still need your help to ensure that all of the crucial vision research that we’ve committed to support will receive funding. So, we are launching our Let’s Bring the Fight…

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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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Shorcan Charity Day Raises Over $4,200 for Vision Research

January 24th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Last week, we helped TMX Group open the market for the 19th Shorcan Charity Day! For the last 19 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 suppport will benefit from $4,242 thanks…

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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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Ride for Sight Central Ontario Announces Music Line-up

May 4th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Ride for Sight Central Ontario is pleased to announce this year’s full throttle, music performances! Register for Ride for Sight Central Ontario for more than a full day of incredible live tunes, all the motorcycle fun you can handle, and much, much more. Check out our lineup and set times below: Friday (Country Barn Dance): Paul…

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