For almost 50 years, The Foundation Fighting Blindness has been the driving force behind research that provides preventions, treatments, and cures for people affected by retinal degenerative diseases. Ben Yerxa, the Foundation’s CEO, joins us in the studio to tell us more.
VisionWalk is the signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in 2006, it has raised more than 51 million dollars to fund sight-saving research. Jason Menzo, COO of the Foundation, and Ben tell us more about it and their other fundraising efforts.
There is a huge presence of biotech companies in the Research Triangle Park and the Foundation Fighting Blindness has collaborated with several of them. Ben and Jason share with us what this has been like.