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Meet Doug Earle

Meet Doug Earle

January 30th, 2019 by FFB Canada

INTRODUCING DOUG EARLE, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS With more than 30 years of professional fundraising experience, Doug Earle has worked with some of Canada’s leading health charities, including Diabetes Canada, the Canadian Hemophilia Society, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Arthritis Society. He has helped raise $1.2 billion for social, educational…

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Listen to Dr. Chad Andrews on CAT’s Assistive Technologies Podcast, Banter

Listen to Dr. Chad Andrews on CAT’s Assistive Technologies Podcast, Banter

February 19th, 2019 by FFB Canada

Our Senior Manager of Research and Education, Dr. Chad Andrews, recently appeared on Banter, a podcast run by Canadian Assistive Technologies. Beginning at 26:30, he discusses the state of FFB-funded stem cell and gene therapy research, the importance of clinical trials, and educational initiatives being advanced by the FFB in 2019. You can listen to…

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Four New Research Teams Are on the Road to Restoring Sight

Four New Research Teams Are on the Road to Restoring Sight

February 15th, 2019 by FFB Canada

Could a future stem cell replacement therapy restore vision to people who are living with blindness? That is Dr. David Gamm’s plan. Dr. Gamm is leading one of four teams that have been awarded funding through the FFB’s Restore Vision 20/20 Initiative, which is funding world-class research projects with the greatest potential to reach the…

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Shorcan Charity Day Raises Another $10,000 for Vision Research

Shorcan Charity Day Raises Another $10,000 for Vision Research

February 8th, 2019 by FFB Canada

On January 24, 2018, Shorcan Brokers Limited contributed $10,000 to the Foundation Fighting Blindness as part of its 21st Annual Charity Day. Every year, Shorcan, TMX Group’s fixed income interdealer brokerage, donates one day’s profit to a variety of designated charities. 2019 marks the 11th year that the Foundation Fighting Blindness has been a beneficiary…

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Sharon Colle Presented with Award

Sharon Colle Presented with Award

January 24th, 2019 by FFB Canada

Sharon Colle, retired President & CEO of the FFB, was presented with the Sharon Colle Partnership Award on January 14, 2019 by the FFB’s Board of Directors. Thanks to many donors and friends, $190,000 was raised for this award, which recognizes Sharon’s significant achievements in building partnerships across Canada and internationally during her 27-year tenure….

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Together We Will Cure Blindness

Together We Will Cure Blindness

December 12th, 2018 by FFB Canada

Right now, over 1 million Canadians are living with blinding eye diseases and as vision fades, so too can hope.  To date, donors of the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) have contributed more than $32 million for vision research.  With your ongoing support we will continue to fight back.  Together we will cure blindness.  DONATE NOW…

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2018 Impact Report

2018 Impact Report

December 11th, 2018 by FFB Canada

The Foundation Fighting Blindness reached new heights in 2018, and now, as a community, we are poised to bring incredible and life-changing treatments to the millions of Canadians affected by eye diseases. Thanks to FFB donors, sponsors, and supporters, we have funded science for decades that has broadened our understanding of eye diseases, and advanced…

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National Young Leaders Advocate Profiled by CIBC

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

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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