Dinner raises funds to help end blindness

Co-Chairs Lisa Vaden and Trish Murnighan welcome guests.
Co-Chairs Lisa Vaden and Trish Murnighan welcome guests.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit focused on sight-saving research, hosted its first “Appeal to Your Senses” dinner June 21 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, raising more than $125,000 for research funds for retinal degenerative diseases that affect more than 10 million Americans, young and old.

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Featured artist Lex Gillette performs an original song.
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Co-Chairs Lisa Vaden and Trish Murnighan welcome guests.
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Emcee Jon Wellner rallies the crowd. Photos courtesy of NWM Arts

Some 150 attendees experienced an evening of music, tactile art, food and comedy, with featured presenters, who although visually impaired, proved that losing one’s sight does not need to deter from achieving one’s goals and dreams.

FightBlindness.org

   
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