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April 26, 2013

SUNY Optometry Completes VisionWalk

SUNY Optometry participated in the Foundation Fighting Blindness' fundraiser VisionWalk on Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the largest and most successful New York City VisionWalk in its seven year history. Foundation Fighting Blindness is dedicated to funding research that will lead to the prevention, treatment and cure of hereditary retinal degenerative diseases. 

SUNY's team consisted of over 200 students, faculty, staff and family members--about one-third of the total number of participants at the event. The team raised nearly $9,000, one of the top fundraisers on the day, and took home the highly coveted award for "most team spirit."

The VisionWalk Student Committee worked very hard to make this year's VisionWalk such a great success and they wish to thank Chelsea Stewart, Maegan Sauer, Jenna Blechman, Lisa Lappan and Jen Gould. 

SUNY Optometry looks forward to next year where it expects to field yet another record-breaking team!