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.
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.
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!