Setting their sights high

VisionWalk Chair Stephanie Tyson of Flower Mound, pictured with the VisionWalk team, helped grow the funds raised from the annual 5k event by over 40 percent, from $135,000 in 2009 to more than $190,000 in 2010 toward sight-saving research.

More than 1,600 people attended the Dallas/Fort Worth VisionWalk last year, making it the largest walk in the Foundation’s history.

The Dallas/Fort Worth VisionWalk is one of 50 5K walk-a-thons held annually throughout the nation, which have collectively raised more than $17 million for blindness research since 2006.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a national nonprofit driving blindness research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases that affect 10 million Americans. Learn more at

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