Gerry Chevalier,
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $1,000.00

My Message

My blindness, caused by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), has motivated me to become a volunteer and supporter of Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) some 30 years ago. I continue to volunteer and support them today because FBC is a very well managed charity that is the largest private funder of retinal research in Canada. All their funding comes from private donations. Over their history FBC has provided $40M towards retinal research in Canada including Alberta. That research has taken us a long way to understanding the genetics of RP and other retinal diseases such as macular degeneration. And believe it or not, treatments are within sight (excuse the pun). However, research funding in 2020 is threatened by the pandemic because FBC’s public fund raising events such as Cycle for Sight cannot be held.

This June, I am participating in a virtual Cycle for Sight 2020 because I want the millions of Canadians, who are living with vision loss, to have access to treatments and cures. We are at a milestone moment for game-changing breakthroughs in the fight against blindness and with your support we will soon see these treatments offered in Canada!

Unfortunately, all Cycle for Sight events this year have been impacted by the requirement for physical distancing, jeopardizing $650,000 in funds for mission-critical research and FBC support programs.

I feel thankful to have the opportunity to continue to support FBC by participating in a new virtual event to help keep the research going. Don’t worry! For your safety and mine, I won’t be cycling but, in the spirit of the event, I will do other activities such as walking, stair climbing, and yoga.

I sincerely thank you for any contribution you can make to my campaign and Fighting Blindness Canada!

My Team

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My Supporters (34)

Joseph Rapaich donated $100.00
Jun 3, 2020 9:12 PM
Eugene Hochhausen donated $100.00
Jun 3, 2020 9:03 PM
Friends of FBC donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2020 6:10 PM
Sylvia Dickson donated $25.00
May 21, 2020 3:20 PM
Maggie Hewitt donated an undisclosed amount
May 20, 2020 3:49 PM
Maggie & Orville Hewitt left a message
May 20, 2020 3:39 PM
Happy to be able to contribute through our good friend Joe! Best of Luck with the Ride for Sight Fundraiser.
Joan Chevalier donated an undisclosed amount
May 19, 2020 4:02 PM
Gilles Pepin, HumanWare left a message
May 19, 2020 10:21 AM
Hi Gerry. Great to hear you are still active and helping you community. It has been a long time but the Stream is still a product people just love... Good luck with your fundraising.
Gilles Pepin donated $200.00
May 19, 2020 10:19 AM
Euclid left a message
May 18, 2020 11:41 AM
Hi Gerry nice to see your still out there battling the forces of blindness. Nice to be in touch Euclid and Barbara
Euclid Herie donated $200.00
May 18, 2020 11:39 AM
Anne Sanders donated $100.00
May 15, 2020 4:25 PM
Marilyn Scott donated $50.00
May 14, 2020 1:42 PM
Mike & Cheryl Stewart donated $200.00
May 14, 2020 8:52 AM
Mary Ann Ewanicke donated an undisclosed amount
May 13, 2020 5:25 PM
Joseph Dorosh donated $150.00
May 12, 2020 9:18 PM
William McKeown donated an undisclosed amount
May 12, 2020 4:35 PM
Elaine left a message
May 12, 2020 4:10 PM
I like the "Dying Cockroach" photo best!
Elaine Cust donated $50.00
May 12, 2020 4:08 PM
Gordon Stewart donated an undisclosed amount
May 12, 2020 2:01 PM
Gary Boddez left a message
May 12, 2020 12:02 PM
You are a good man Gerry Chevalier!
Gary Boddez donated $110.00
May 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Bunty left a message
May 11, 2020 10:32 PM
Gerry - good luck with all your stepping and whatever else you do for a very good cause.
Bunty left a message
May 11, 2020 10:30 PM
Gerry - good luck with all your stepping, and whatever else you do for a very good cause.
Florence E. Reid donated $100.00
May 11, 2020 10:29 PM
Gerry left a message
May 11, 2020 7:06 PM
Just returned from 3K walk, climbed 5 flight of stairs, and did some yoga. I'm in training mode for June! Thanks all for your awesome support.
Michelle Hoover left a message
May 11, 2020 12:11 PM
Good work Gerry!
Michelle Hoover donated $110.00
May 11, 2020 12:10 PM
Pauline Everitt donated $200.00
May 11, 2020 10:43 AM
Moira left a message
May 10, 2020 6:05 PM
Happy to actually support your virtual ride.
Moira Stewart donated $200.00
May 10, 2020 6:02 PM
Shauna Scott donated $200.00
May 10, 2020 5:13 PM
Gerry Chevalier left a message
May 10, 2020 12:03 PM
Thank you for supporting Fighting Blindness Canada funding of retinal eye research. Your contribution will help continue this valuable research that scientists now believe will ultimately provide treatments for common causes of blindness including RP and macular degeneration.
Gerry Chevalier donated an undisclosed amount
May 5, 2020 9:55 PM