Fight against the San Francisco Bay currents and blindness in the 5th Annual Alcatraz Swim for Sight on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Sign up now to secure your spot in this coveted 100-person, community-based swim benefiting That Man May See, the support foundation for vision scientists at UCSF Ophthalmology. You will be inspired by those around you and experience […]
Posts tagged "Blindness"
An elementary school class has raised $23,000 to stop a blinding disease that spreads easily among children who lack clean water. What began as a lesson in global health spiraled into a school-wide drive to help children in rural Ethiopia, where clean water is often hours from home. What’s the UCSF connection? Proctor Foundation vision scientist Jeremy Keenan, MD, MPH, is the brother […]Blindness, Donors, international, Proctor Foundation, Trachoma
VICTORY WAS SWEET for sight-compromised and supporting swimmers at That Man May See’s 4th annual Alcatraz Swim for Sight. The November event attracted 117 swimmers from eight states, ages 8 to 85, who braved chilly Bay waters to promote sight for all. These bold athletes swam the difficult one-and-a-half miles and raised $163,000 – the event’s largest total yet – for UCSF Ophthalmology. DocuSign, […]Blindness, Swim for Sight
Extreme athlete and patient advocate Rebecca Alexander will swim in the 4th annual That Man May See Alcatraz Swim for Sight – coming up Sunday, Nov. 1. Like many participants, Rebecca faces a diagnosis of eventual blindness, as well as a hearing loss, but she doesn’t let that stop her. Rebecca is a professional psychotherapist, […]Blindness, Swim for Sight, Usher Syndrome