Milwaukee VisionWalk Set to Raise Funds for Blindness Research

Written by admin   // April 15, 2010   // 0 Comments

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (www.FightBlindness.org) will host its 2nd Annual 5K VisionWalk in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 23, at Veteran’s Park on the lakefront in Milwaukee.

Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. and the Walk will start at 10:30 A.M. Our goal this year is $55,000.

The event will raise money for the research that will lead to cures for retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, and numerous others.

These diseases affect more than 10 million Americans of all races and ethnic groups, young and old.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is funding key research around the world that is leading to very promising treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases.

VisionWalk is an important event that will move us one step closer to a cure.

More than 750 members of the community are expected to participate in this year’s Walk.  The event is free.  We will have a giant inflatable slide, bounce houses, Ger-Bear the Clown, the Milwaukee Energee dancers, the live band Rumor, and much more.

We will also be serving light breakfast snacks, as well as a free lunch of hot dogs and brats after the Walk.

To participate in the Milwaukee VisionWalk, or to learn more about supporting local or national VisionWalk events or the Foundation Fighting Blindness, visit www.VisionWalk.org or call toll free

(866) 782-7330.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (www.FightBlindness.org) is the largest source of non-governmental funding for retinal degenerative disease research in the world.

The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.


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