Foundation Fighting Blindness: Hope from Home, Rare Disease Day Feb 28th, 2021


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The Foundation is pleased to invite you to our first ever Virtual Gala, Hope From Home: A United Night to Save Sight.

Please click on the below image to watch our video invitation:
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Hope From Home: A United Night to Save Sight
Sunday, February 28, 2021 
Celebrating Rare Disease Day
7 pm ET | 6 pm CT | 5 pm MT | 4 pm PT
Join the Foundation Fighting Blindness as we kick off our 50th anniversary on Rare Disease Day, Sunday, February 28th, with celebrity emcee Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon.

From the comfort of your own home, experience a virtual party packed with comedy, inspiration, and special musical performances, all supporting the Foundation Fighting Blindness mission.
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This event features entertainment from award-nominated recording artist, Lachiand singer-song writer Charlie Kramera silent and live auction, and the opportunity to interact and move between different party rooms with activities including tastings, music and games, health and wellness, sports, and science. We will also announce and present our highest research honor, the Llura Liggett Gund Award. It’s an evening you won’t want to miss!


For more information including Hope From Home tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 866-782-7330 or

Event Leadership



Alice Cohen, MD and Jonathan Steinberg, MD



Michele Barrett • Paula Bergstein • Keller Boston • Emily Lauren Burg
Mindy Caplan • Jenna Heidenberg • Judy Kahl
Amanda Kahn-Kirby • Michael Lowenbaum • Davida Luehrs
Jason Morris • Naomi Panarella • Cathy Quock • Lynda Rubino
Jeremiah Shaw, Jr. • Lori Shaw • Jill Stone

A Special Thank You to our Premier Sponsors

Visionary Champion National Partner


Visionary Sponsors

Michael and Lecie Lowenbaum

Innovator Sponsors

Alice Cohen, MD and Jonathan Steinberg, MD
The Gordon Gund and Lulie Gund Foundation 


Luminary Sponsors


Jason and Leslie Morris
Lynda and Carmine Rubino
Eddie and Jill Russnow

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