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Join us at Chicago’s VisionWalk 2016 and Help Raise Funds to Cure Blindness

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Vision Walk 2016

Chicago, IL – Since 2006, VisionWalk has raised more than $39 million for research to cure blindness, and these fundraising efforts are coming to Chicago. In partnership with local doctors and sponsors, this organization hopes to raise money to fund the research necessary to find a cure for blinding retinal diseases.

On June 12, 2016, the non-profit organization is hosting the 11th annual Chicago VisionWalk, which is an opportunity for the community to participate in these fundraising efforts. The fun run will happen in the Elk Grove Village area, and the details can be found on the fightblindness.org website.

Over 10 million Americans suffer from blinding degenerative retinal diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and Usher syndrome. The fundraising efforts provide the money needed to understand the treatments that can be used to cure these blinding diseases.

“It is amazing to see so many people come together to support such an important cause,” said Dr. Mona Sood, OD at Village Eyecare. “We are raising this money for awareness and research in our community, to assist individuals suffering from retinal disease.”

Dr. Sood’s passion for eye care started over twenty years ago when she volunteered in India at a school for the blind. Together with her husband, Dr. Satti Sarai, OD and the rest of the Village EyeCare staff, Dr. Sood will be supporting the VisionWalk fundraising efforts with a booth set up at the event.

Each participant in the fun run will receive a Village Eyecare t-shirt, and there will be a presentation and refreshments at the event. Donations will be used to fund cures and treatments for blinding retinal diseases.

For more information about this upcoming fundraiser, talk with Dr. Sood at Village Eyecare, or visit the VisionWalk website to see details about the fun run.

Tomorrow is VisionWalk!

11th Annual Chicago VisionWalk
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Time: Registration & Fun: 9:00 a.m.
Stage Presentation: 10:00 a.m.
Walk Begins: 10:30 a.m.

Location:

Busse Woods, Ned Brown Meadow,
Grove 28-30 Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Registration:

Check-in and registration begin at 9am and the walk will begin at 10:30am.
Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/vec-visionwalk
Please stop at the registration tent to check-in when you arrive.

Finding your Teammates:

Look for our Village Eyecare Tent.
We are providing Village Eyecare T-shirts and Tote Bags to all our participants.

VisionWalk is a FREE event!

We do not require a pledge per mile or entrance fee.
While there is no obligation to donate, we do suggest a minimum donation of $50.

Online Donations:

Visit http://tinyurl.com/visionwalk-donation to make an online donation

Offline Donations:

Bring checks & cash with you to VisionWalk to be applied to your team.
Make Checks Payable to: Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Refreshments:

There will be refreshments before the walk provided by Vision Walk.
There will be a light lunch this year that will be provided to our participants.
Feel free to bring something for a picnic lunch to enjoy with your team.

Parking:

There is plenty of free parking at Busse Woods but carpooling is always recommended.

Weather:

It looks like we are going to have perfect weather this year, but in case the forecast takes a turn for the worse,
remember that VisionWalk is a rain or shine event so please dress for the weather.

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

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