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Hundreds head downtown for Vision Walk

Hundreds affected by vision loss came together for the 12th annual Fort Wayne Vision Walk this morning at Headwaters Park.

Posted: Jun. 9, 2018 9:21 PM
Updated: Jun. 11, 2018 10:47 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Families walked the 2.8 mile trail downtown to raise money and awareness.

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The goal of this walk is to help stem cell and pharmaceutical therapies research that could save and even restore eyesight.

"In 12 years, we've raised $750,000 dollars just in Fort Wayne, so we have a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers, supporters, and sponsors. it's wonderful being here in Fort Wayne," event manager Lynda Shellist said.

This year they hope to raise $63,000 dollars toward research.

For more information about the Fort Wayne VisionWalk and the Foundation Fighting Blindness visit www.FightBlindness.org/FortWayneVisionWalk or contact Lynda at 847-680-0100 or LShellist@FightBlindness.org

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