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Raising Money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness
image The following has nothing to do with hoaxes. It's a public service announcement:

UC San Diego grad student Jeff Butterworth and his girlfriend A.K. Basenberg are going to be bicycling across America this summer to help spread awareness of retinal diseases such as Retinitis Pigmentosa, Macular Degeneration, and Usher Syndrome. They'll be starting off in Yorktown, Virginia and ending up in Oregon, and they're hoping to use their journey to help raise $15,000 for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. So donate some money to help them reach their goal. All donations go directly to the FFB. Read more about the trip and what inspired it on Jeff's website (this is also where you'll find the link to donate). It's a good cause so I promised I would do whatever I could to help by plugging it here on my site (and I'll be putting a link to his site in a sidebar). Even if you don't feel like pledging any money, check out his site to learn a little bit about what the FFB does. The FFB also has a brief blurb about Jeff and A.K.'s upcoming trip on its site.
Categories: Miscellaneous
Posted by The Curator on Thu Feb 17, 2005
Comments (4)
Thanks for posting this one, Alex. This sounds like quite a worthy cause. I'll be sure to give them a contribution.
Posted by Matt  on  Thu Feb 17, 2005  at  04:24 PM
Made a small donation. smile

Anyone else up for it?
Posted by Winona  on  Sat Feb 19, 2005  at  01:27 AM
Dear Alex and all...

Thank you so much for the support! We are getting really excited as we near our start date of 5/15/2005. But there is still a lot to be done!

Please note, we had to move our website!!!
We are now located here:
http://www.biking4theffb.com/

Please update your bookmarks and links!

Thank you all,
Jeff
Posted by Jeff  on  Wed Mar 30, 2005  at  09:52 PM
I wish I had the cash for a donation, but I don't (at least right now).

Eye problems are actually genetic in my family (retinoschisis, look it up).

My uncle plays hockey with a blind hockey team. Until he retired a few years ago, he was the only legally blind certified butcher in Canada.

Seriously.

He graduated from NAIT in Edmonton, Alberta. He was legally blind when he entered the course, too. Yes, there were just a FEW jokes about fingers in the burger when he was around.

Maybe he moved to the US and is currently working at Wendy's?
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 30, 2005  at  10:54 PM
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