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The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) is the largest private and charitable funder of vision research in Canada.
On March 15, 1974, the FFB received its charitable status as the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation of Canada. In 2000, the name was changed the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). The FFB’s Charitable Registration Number is: 11912 9369 RR0001
Who we help:
Canadian families affected by retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. These diseases strike the nation’s two most vulnerable populations, children and seniors. It is estimated that vision loss affects over 1 million Canadians.
What We Do:
For more than 35 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) has invested in Canadian research into the genetics of eye disease and the underlying mechanism of vision loss. Today, we are entering a new research era when these findings will be translated into treatments for blinding diseases of the retina.
Our Mission Is Unique:
To find the causes, treatments and ultimately the cures for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and related retinal diseases by supporting research and public awareness.
To restore the gift of sight to people living with genetic forms of blindness.
How We Fund Research:
FFB is self-funding, raising money through private donations and its signature fundraising events; Ride for Sight www.rideforsight.com, Comic Vision www.comicvision.ca and Cycle for Sight www.cycleforsight.ca.