The Purvis Brothers undertook a life changing journey across the United States 6 years ago. That journey was made into the Award Winning Film “Driving Blind”. Viewers of Driving Blind travel along with Justin & Tod Purvis as they drive cross-country trying to see as much as they can before they lose their vision. This powerful film can be found on the Driving Blind Website by Clicking HERE. Watch the Preview of the film, posted below – and Donate Today to the Choroideremia Research Foundation by clicking on this Link or the Donate button on this website to help the Purvis Brothers and thousands of others impacted by CHM as they continue their push for a cure – You Can Help Cure Blindness.
On September 6 Jason & Tara McKinney, along with a group of friends, faced the ROC Sacramento race in true racer form – wearing a Team CHM t-shirts, tutu’s, and for Jason an Inflatable Cowboy’s Helmet just to make things interesting. For Jason the race was a success before he even hit the starting line – having raised over $2000 in both online and offline donations, Jason was ready to face the watersides, foam, and multitude of obstacles with the eye of a champion. You can support Jason’s ROC (Ridiculous Obsticle Course) Race by clicking here and visiting his fundraising page to make a donation.
On October 4th, Chris & Alis Moen will be hosting the 4th Annual Cure In Sight Wine Tasting Event at Historic Penn Farm. This Marque Fundraising Event for the Choroideremia Research Foundation is not to be missed by anyone within driving distance of this fabulous evening of fine wine and great company! Click Here to Buy Tickets to the event or reserve an entire table. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation through the Cure In Sight Wine Tasting event page and join the Moen’s by raising a glass of Red or White wine from afar. Cheers to a Cure In Sight!
August 24th was a perfect day in Edmonton, when Abby Huyser-Wierenga lined up with more than 500 other racers at the starting line of the Edmonton Marathon. She had already beat her fundraising goal of $6000 for the event by raising $7515 ($6120 in Canada and $1395 in the US) and now she was setting out with a race goal time of 3:30 – an incredibly fast marathon pace.
With a strong cheering section, including her fiancé, her Mom & Dad, sisters, grandma and two of her aunts – Abby was propelled on by her goal and by the support of her family. Bright green Team CHM shirts would pop out of the crowd at multiple locations along the course as her cheering squad moved along the route shouting out words of encouragement.
Within the first few miles Abby knew she was going to have a great day, and she passed the 3:30 pace runner – blazing ahead, driven on by the cause she was racing for – a cure for Choroideremia (CHM). Abby ran for the cause, and ran for everyone who is impacted by CHM – but most of all she ran for her Dad who was there cheering her on throughout the event.
When Abby crossed the finish line, after 26.2 miles of sustained effort, the time clock read 3:15:14. She had smashed her time goal, exceeded her fundraising goal, and was one of the top women finishers in the entire race.
Congratulations Abby on a great race, and on an incredible fundraising success!
Support Abby’s incredible efforts by donating to her U.S. fundraising page by clicking Here.
Or to her Fundraising Page in Canada by clicking Here.