Comic Vision Toronto

Close your eyes. Now, imagine having to complete all of your daily tasks.

Over 1 million Canadians are living with blindness or significantly impaired vision. This number is expected to increase due to Canada’s aging population. Age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts are just a few examples of the causes of vision loss.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) began in 1974 after several families joined together with a vision to “restore the gift of sight to people living with genetic forms of blindness.” Since then, the FFB has raised over $23 million for eye research at universities and hospitals across Canada.

Comic Vision is one of the FFB’s major fundraisers. With 6 events, held in 5 cities, guests are treated to light fare and entertained by headlining comedians. Since 1999, Comic Vision has garnered over $4 million. Tickets in Toronto were priced at $225 each but I was fortunate enough to win a pair from Steam Whistle Brewing on Twitter.

photo (31) photo (30)Getting ready for “Glasses on, Glasses off”

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She didn’t win the game, but she did win the custom-designed necklace in the raffle worth $9,000! Of course my table would have a winner!

Live auction items included trips to St. Lucia and Russia with VIP experiences at Harry Rosen and TIFF also up for grabs.

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To cap off the evening Jen Grant, Graham Clark and Scott Faulconbridge were the comedians on hand. It was a chilly night at Evergreen Brick Works but it was still a fantastic experience!

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