NEWS 2017

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Proud Sponsor of the 2017 Foundation Fighting Blindness Wisconsin VisionWalk

2015 VisionWalk participants at Milwaukee's lakefront

Members of the 2016 "Optic Nerds" team relax with their dogs after the walk on Milwaukee's lakefront for the annual Foundation Fighting Blindness VisionWalk.


foundation fighting blindnessOn Sunday, May 21, 2017, the Eye Institute "Jed-Eyes" will participate in the 9th 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, Stargardt disease and other retinal degenerative diseases.

Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD, Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, will represent the Eye Institute by serving as the walk’s medical chair.

“First, it’s a great way to support an organization that supports us at the Eye Institute, and it’s a super chance for education and awareness — where patients and their families can meet researchers and Eye Institute folks and their families,” he says. “It’s also just a fun family-friendly event, and I can bring my dogs!”

For more information about the Wisconsin VisionWalk, visit the VisionWalk website. To participate as a member of the Eye Institute team, visit the team sign up page for the Eye Institute "Jed-Eyes."


Walk details

  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
  • Location: Veteran's Park at the Lagoon
  • 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Registration: 9 a.m.
  • Stage Presentation: 10 a.m.
  • Walk Start: 10:30 a.m.

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