NEW YORK, NY– Strategic Funding announced today that the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), has been designated as one of the two official charities it will be supporting in 2017 through its corporate and social responsibility programs. As part of its national sponsorship of this non-profit organization, Strategic Funding has agreed to work with its community of employees, partners and clients to raise funds for this cause throughout the duration of 2017. Strategic Funding will match the first $20,000 in donations made.
FFB has made it its mission to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for the over 10 million Americans affected by the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. American’s like Kelly who has been living with Stargardt disease for almost 8 years. Stargardt disease is an inherited disorder of the retina and is caused by the death of photoreceptor cells in the macula. While it is the most common form of inherited macular degeneration, there are no known treatments for Stargardt.
“We are excited to name the Foundation Fighting Blindness as an official charity in our 2017 corporate giving program,” said Andrew Reiser, CEO of Strategic Funding. “With a close family friend who is affected by retinal disease, I have seen first-hand the amazing work that the FFB has done for her. The entire Strategic Funding team is excited to be sponsoring such a worthy cause.”
Since its inception in 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised more than $700 million for retinal disease research. With these funds, it has funded 134 research studies, identified over 250 retinal degeneration causing genes, and has supported clinical trials that, in some cases, have resulted in significant vision improvement for trial participants.
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ABOUT FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS
Since the Foundation Fighting Blindness was established in 1971 it has raised more than $700 million for research on preventing, treating and curing blindness caused by inherited retinal diseases. In excess of 10 million Americans, and millions more worldwide, experience vision loss due to retinal degenerations. Through its support of focused and innovative science, and by teaming with industry, the Foundation drives the research that has and will continue to provide treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and other inherited retinal diseases. Our goal is to advance the most promising retinal disease research in the world and across the spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. You can help. Every donation moves us closer to a cure.