19 Mar Wong Medical Chair | Foundation Fighting Blindness
I am proud and excited to be the 2014 chair of the Northern Virginia chapter of Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Foundation Fighting Blindness is a national nonprofit organization and the world’s leading private source for funding research on inherited retinal degenerative diseases, such as;
- Macular Degeneration
- Stargardt’s Disease
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Usher’s Disease
- and others.
Since its inception in 1971, FFB has raised nearly $550 million to find cures for retinal diseases.
51 Chapters Across the United States
There are 51 chapters across the United States. I am chair of the Northern Virginia chapter of Foundation Fighting Blindness and am looking forward to participating in VisionWalk, one of two signature fund raising events of the Foundation. Our chapter is setting a goal of $140,000.
Please donate on my behalf.
How Can You Help Me?
1. Make a Donation
Please donate on my behalf to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. It’s easy, click on the link and give what you can. Remember, donations are tax deductible in the U.S.
I’ve set an arbitrary goal of $5000. I am hopeful that with the help of my readers I will exceed this goal. I know, together, we can do it. To donate click here.
2. Walk the VisionWalk (Team Randall Wong MD)
If you wish, join my team and walk with my Team, Amy and me on April 27, 2014 at Cameron Run Regional Park. You may also find a closer VisionWalk. Register for a VisionWalk close to you;
To register online:
- Go to Vision Walk
- Select the Walk close to you.
- You can:
a. Create a Team
b. Join a Team (Team Randall Wong MD)
c. Participate as an Individual
What Does This Mean?
When I first started practice there weren’t any viable treatments for wet macular degeneration. Now, in 2014, anti-VEGF injections are saving and the improving the sight of patients with wet ARMD.
Macular patches, stem cells, gene therapy, implantable telescopes are all possible solutions for patients with other retinal degenerative diseases. I am confident that within this generation, more cures will be discovered for patients with Startgardt’s Disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa and other inherited retinal diseases.
Please support my participation by donating to FFB.