Viable treatments are waiting for the funding to get from the lab to the people who have been desperately waiting for them. With the help of our friends and community, we can be a part of making that happen.
Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
PATLive, a provider of automated and live phone call management services, announces its sponsorship of the Tallahassee Hoe-Down benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness will be held at Magnolia Farm on October 30th from 4:00 – 9:00 pm. Co-chairs of the event are Glen and Sharyn Davidson, who have hosted the event at their farm for a number of years in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and its efforts to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. These diseases currently affect over 10 million Americans, and that number is expected to increase by 50 percent in the next 10 years.
The Hoe-Down is an afternoon and evening of country pleasures, including skeet shooting, live music, horse rides, a greased pole climb, a greased pig chase, barbecue and fireworks. The Davidsons hope to have 750-1000 people in attendance and raise over $80,000 for research.
This is a very personal mission for the Davidson family. Sharyn watched her mother lose her sight over 20 years ago to retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Sharyn and her three brothers have RP as well, as do two of the four Davidson children. “When we began fundraising over 10 years ago, there had been very few breakthroughs other than the identification of a few genes that caused some of these diseases. We thought it very improbable that there would be treatments in time for Sharyn and her brothers’ generation, but surely there would be something before our children were seriously impacted,” says Glen, founder of PATLive. “However, in recent years, the research has moved at an incredible pace, and we are confident that there will be treatments and cures in the next 10 years. Viable treatments are waiting for the funding to get from the lab to the people who have been desperately waiting for them. With the help of our friends and community, we can be a part of making that happen.”
Come out to Magnolia Farm and join us for a toe-tappin’, belly rubbin’ good time in support of a great cause. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jamie Balhon at (866) 782-7330 or JBalhon(at)FightBlindness(dot)org or visit the event’s page:
Foundation Fighting Blindness
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President & CEO
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc.
The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. The Foundation is the largest private funder of retinal research in the world and has raised nearly $400 million.
Foundation Fighting Blindness contact:
7168 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046