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Foundation Fighting Blindness pushes to end VisionWalk season 'with a bang'

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The 6th Annual Jacksonville VisionWalk may be over, but the spring VisionWalk teams still have some work to do.

The spring VisionWalk season is coming to a close, but the national VisionWalk total is $100,000 short of its goal, according to an email the Foundation Fighting Blindness sent to VisionWalk participants late Thursday night.

In an effort to reach its goal, the FFB introduced an incentive, made possible by $15,000 worth of grants from a donor, for the spring VisionWalk teams that raise the most money between now and 11:59 p.m. July 13:

  • The team that raises the most money will be the featured Walk on the invitations, posters and brochures for the the spring 2015 VisionWalk and will receive $5,000 toward their 2015 VisionWalk goal
  • The Walk that raises the second-highest amount of money will receive $5.000 toward their 2015 VisionWalk goal
  • The team that has the most donors will have someone from their VisionWalk featured in the "Why We Walk" section of the 2015 Walk brochure and will receive $5.000 toward their 2015 VIsionWalk goal

As the Jacksonville VisionWalk is part of the spring VisionWalk season, it is eligible to participate in this incentive. For more information on how you can help put the Jacksonville VisionWalk on the map by participating in the incentive, please visit the VisionWalk's website.

VisionWalk, the national signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, raises money to fund cures, treatments and preventions for blinding retinal degenerative diseases that affect over 10 million Americans, according to the VisionWalk website.

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