Welcome to Kaye's Fundraising Page
Why I Walk
I have Achromatopsia! The CNIB is a fun place for me to go because they have lots of resources for me, kids to meet and fun toys to play with!
What is Achromatopsia?
Achromatopsia is a non-progressive and hereditary visual disorder which is characterized by the absence of color vision, decreased vision, light sensitivity, and nystagmus. The cause of this disorder is absence of functioning cones (photoreceptors) in the retina. Patients with achromatopsia are only able to perceive black, white and gray shades colors. Their world consists of different shades of grey ranging from black to white, rather like only seeing the world as black and white. (Source: https://aapos.org/terms/conditions/10). The condition affects somewhere between 1 in 30,000-50,000 people; an exact figure is unknown due to misdiagnosis. Currently there is no cure for Achromatopsia. Research on gene therapy is ongoing and may lead to clinical treatments in the future.
Did you know that every minute, three Canadians turn to CNIB for support, advice and information? Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.
Your donation helps CNIB deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that address the needs of people of all ages and empowers Canadians impacted by blindness to:
• Enhance their skills, realize their goals and live with confidence
• Have fun, play, connect with others and demonstrate that people with sight loss can do anything
• Get the skills and resources to attain work ambitions, and break through barriers in the job market
• Learn the knowledge, social skills and independence to achieve their full potential in school and life, and
• Advocate to change perceptions about blindness, eliminate barriers and transform challenges into opportunities
By supporting these life-changing programs, you're making a significant difference in the lives of people right here in our community who are living with sight loss and empowering them to lead independent, active lives and chase their dreams.
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