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16th Annual Dallas-Fort Worth VisionWalk

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ORGANIZATION: Foundation Fighting Blindness

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 9 people are interested

The Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness will be hosting our 16th Annual Dallas-Fort Worth VisionWalk, a 5k walk fundraiser to benefit the Foundation's mission to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal degenerative diseases.

This event is a family-friendly community event to celebrate the amazing fundraising efforts of our Dallas-Fort Worth VisionWalk teams and chapter members! It will be a morning filled with music, games, refreshments, and a 5k walk through the park.

Register to volunteer at https://forms.office.com/r/4rAPkqZaNB.

We will need volunteers to help with the following areas:

SET UP
Setting up pop-up tents, tables and chairs in our main event area. This activity will involve a lot of lifting and moving. We will also need help setting up and organizing supplies for our registration tables and refreshment booth.

WALKER REGISTRATION
This area is where the arriving walkers go to check in, register and turn in donations when they first arrive at VisionWalk. Volunteers will greet participants, handle donations, ensure each walker has signed the Walk Waiver, and hand out T-shirt tickets (if applicable). Volunteers in this position stay seated for the most part.

T-SHIRT TABLE
Walkers who raise $100 or more will be eligible to receive an event T-shirt the day of the walk. Eligible walkers will be given a ticket when they turn in their money at the Registration area. The walker will then go to the T-Shirt Table, turn in his or her ticket, and receive a T-shirt.

REFRESHMENT AREA
The main task of these volunteers is to set up the refreshment display and keep the area stocked with refreshment for the walkers before, during, and after the VisionWalk. Ideally, the refreshment area will be self-serve, and the volunteers' job will be to replenish the stock as needed. Volunteers will be required to lift to restock the water and food.

KID'S ZONE
These volunteers will assist the face painter or other entertainers with the children, assist with the Braille arts & crafts projects and monitor the bounce house and carnival/lawn games. This includes keeping children entertained while they wait for their turn and setting up the games. Bounce house monitors must be over 16. Other Kids' Zone monitors have no age restrictions.

WALK ROUTE MONITOR
Route monitor volunteers (typically in pairs) will be stationed along the VisionWalk route to direct our walkers along the correct path. Volunteers should cheer the walkers on as they pass their station. Route monitors should bring cell phones to call in any problems to event staff. This shift involves a lot of walking and standing.

CLEAN UP
Help throw away trash and debris to ensure that the event area is as clean as when we arrived. Volunteers will also be needed to break down tables, chairs, and tents to get them ready to be picked up.

Volunteer t-shirts and snacks will be provided to all our amazing volunteers!

Thank you so much for your help and support!

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About Foundation Fighting Blindness

Location:

10350 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 250, Los Angeles, CA 90025, US

Mission Statement

The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments, and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

Description

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is dedicated to funding innovative research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases. More than 10 million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, and Usher syndrome. Since its founding in 1971, the Foundation has raised over $700 million in support of our urgent mission.

To achieve our mission, we fund pioneering research in a comprehensive program that includes cell biology, drug delivery, clinical and preclinical study, genetics, gene therapy, retinal cell transplantation, retinal implants, and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies. The Foundation has funded thousands of research studies at hundreds of prominent institutions worldwide.

Thank you for volunteering your time and efforts to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness! You are literally helping make the world brighter for millions of Americans!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Community, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Sat Mar 25, 2023
07:00 AM - 01:00 PM

WHERE

Reverchon Park3505 Maple AveDallas, TX 75219

(32.80008,-96.81486)
 

SKILLS

  • Transactions
  • Fundraising
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Up to 6 hours (if volunteering for the entire event) but we are grateful for as much help as you can offer.

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