Wayne Brady Hosts Foundation Fighting Blindness Interactive Event

COLUMBIA, MD., February 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading organization committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, presents its annual virtual gala, Hope from home: One night united to save sighthosted by actor, singer and comedian wayne brady. Taking place on Sunday March 6at 7 p.m. ETguests will experience a virtual party filled with comedy, inspiration and special musical performances – all from the comfort of their own homes.

This event will feature entertainment, silent and live auctions, and the chance to explore different party rooms with activities including a mixology room, DJ dance party, karaoke, house party, sports and a children’s room. Attendees can enhance their experience by enjoying one of the Foundation branded snack packs, wine and a cozy blanket. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction packages including:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of The Seeing Eye’s campus in the historic Washington Valley, including sighting and play time with puppies and time to learn from the staff about life as a Seeing Eye puppy.
  • Exclusive Callaway golf bag signed by Xander Schauele.
  • Napa Valley wine tasting for four, including a VIP visit to Grgich Hills Estates, local dishes at Wellington Cellars, and more.

Featured highlights include our host’s hilarious improvisation wayne bradyas well as stories and music from Great Britain Got Talent semi-finalist Sirine Jahangir and singer, songwriter Katriona Taylor. Co-founder Gordon Gund will reflect on the first 50 years of the Foundation.

“We are excited about this event and the opportunity to bring our community together,” says Drs. Jonathan Steinberg and Alice Cohen, national co-chairs. “We are so grateful for everyone’s continued support during these difficult times. Now more than ever, we need to stay strong together and continue our fight against blinding disease. This will be an evening you won’t want to miss.”

Individual tickets are $100and Next Generation (under 40) are $50. Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $1,000 for $50,000. For ticket and sponsorship information, visit Give.FightingBlindness.org/HopeFromHome or contact Michele Goldfarb-Shapiro at [email protected] or 424-363-1812.

About the Fighting Blindness Foundation
Established in 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s leading source of private funding for research into degenerative diseases of the retina. The Foundation raised more than $856 million as part of its mission to prevent, treat and cure blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of blinding retinal diseases. Visit FightingBlindness.org for more information.

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