On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Eye Institute "Count Maculas" participated in the 6th annual Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) Wisconsin VisionWalk on Milwaukee's Lakefront. Proceeds from the VisionWalk support research into preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and other retinal degenerative diseases.
"In our fourth year of participation, the Eye Institute was very proud to be a sponsor and participate as a team in the VisionWalk. In addition to being a fun event, it was great to be able to support another organization that has a mission very similar to our own," said Diane Bishop, Director of Development, Eye Institute. The Eye Institute returned as the defending champion for the largest group, with a Wisconsin VisionWalk record of 140 participants.
Joseph Carroll, PhD, co-Director of the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program, joined David Gamm, MD, PhD, (of the McPherson Eye Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics) as the research co-chairs for this year's walk.
- Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014
- Location: Veteran's Park at the Lagoon
- 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
- Milwaukee, WI 53202
- Registration: 9 a.m.
- Walk Start: 10:30 a.m.
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