5K walk will raise money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, a group working on new human gene therapy trials in hopes of finding a cure for diseases like macular degeneration.
When: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: SBCC, 721 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Special Events
We are a group of SBCC/UCSB students that are working with the Foundation Fighting Blindness to raise money to fund new breakthrough treatments to bring us closer to a cure for diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. Currently, a type of gene therapy has been found that has cured a particular strain of retinitis pigmentosa in Dogs and a few babies. We are raising money to further human gene therapy trials. A cure is in sight, and we are hosting this 5k charity walk at SBCC's track. There will be food, drinks, games and live entertainment.
Event posted March 7, 2011
Last updated April 22, 2011