The Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation

Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation Supports Blindness Awareness Month This October


Ivyland, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/03/2016 -- As people go about their daily routines, it is important to keep in mind those whose routines have drastically changed due to diseases, such as CRB1 degenerative retinal disease. The Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation actively seeks a cure for this rare eye disease, working together with other organizations to spread awareness of blindness and visual impairment.

The Little Rock Foundation, a non-profit organization, initiated a bill into law which establishes the month of October as "Blindness Awareness Month." Their intention is to welcome the realities of those living without sight and to grow the awareness that they receive. Along with Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation, the Little Rock Foundation is working together with other agencies, foundations and organizations who are committed to building a better world for the blind and visually impaired.

The Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation actively supports families living with CRB1 degenerative retinal disease. There are plenty of ways to contribute to their mission of funding both research for a cure as well as assistive technology for the blind. The foundation encourages everyone to get involved in their mission by hosting or attending events like the Foundation's September Bike the Basin fundraising event.

Mutations from this retinal eye disease, CRB1, can cause retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Lebers congenital amaurosis (LCA), or cone-rod dystrophy, leading to blindness or visual impairment. As of now, there is no cure; however, Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation has made it their mission to fund a cure for this genetic disease. In order to stop the deterioration of children's sight, it is essential to find it as soon as possible.

To submit a donation by check, please make payable to Curing Retinal Blindness, 35 Sienna Circle, Ivyland, PA, 18974. Alternatively, donate online by following this link. In order to learn more, visit their website or call 267-327-4859.

About The Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation
The Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation was founded by families with CRB1 patients including Kristin and Mike Smedley, parents of two children diagnosed with Leber's congenital amaurosis, a rare eye disease that causes blindness in childhood. Undeterred by this challenge, the Smedley family recruited help from other affected families and founded the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation. The organization raises funds to support research for a cure, and also provides supportive resources for families living with retinal blindness.

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