Dinner raises funds to help end blindness


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.

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.