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.

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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