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Dave Sweeny Celebrates 11 Years of Cycle for Sight

Each year, Cycle for Sight brings together members of the Fighting Blindness Canada community for the perfect one-day ride. From its roots as a “ride-along” part of Ride for Sight, Cycle for…

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Shorcan Charity Day Raises Another $10,000 for Vision Research

On January 24, 2018, Shorcan Brokers Limited contributed $10,000 to Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) as part of its 21st Annual Charity Day. Every year, Shorcan, TMX Group’s fixed income interdealer brokerage, donates one…

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Sharon Colle Presented with Award

Sharon Colle, retired President & CEO of FBC, was presented with the Sharon Colle Partnership Award on January 14, 2019 by FBC’s Board of Directors. Thanks to many donors and friends, $190,000…

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Together We Will Cure Blindness
Together We Will Cure Blindness

Right now, over one million Canadians are living with blinding eye diseases and as vision fades, so too can hope. To date, donors of the Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) have contributed more…

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Celebre Family Raises Over $13,000 for the FBC

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, family and friends of the Celebre’s came together in support of one very special little boy. Nicholas Celebre was born with Usher syndrome, a condition that causes…

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“Donors give us, and more importantly our daughter, hope.”

Guest-written by Deborah Scott. Our daughter Olivia was 5 years old when she was diagnosed with a blinding eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP). It was difficult for us to comprehend what…

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Apr 25, 2019

A Message from the President and CEO For 45 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised and directed critical funding into sight-saving research for blinding eye diseases. From our earliest days as…

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Dr. Mike Sapieha holding microphone
Jul 9, 2019

FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the…

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Jul 9, 2019

This is a guest post written by Ramya Amuthan, who attended FBC’s Young Leader Summit in Vancouver. To learn more about the Young Leaders Program and upcoming Summits in Toronto and Halifax,…

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Dave poses with his wife Donna and their two children Michelle and Christine
Jul 9, 2019

Each year, Cycle for Sight brings together members of the Fighting Blindness Canada community for the perfect one-day ride. From its roots as a “ride-along” part of Ride for Sight, Cycle for…

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