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Baden Elementary School holds VisionWalk to Fight Blindness
Date:5/25/2010

Baden Elementary Students to Walk in Support of Sixth Grader, Bjorn Brooks, who Suffers from a Vision-Robbing Condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa

Brandywine, MD (PRWEB) -- The students of Baden Elementary School will participate in a “mock” VisionWalk on Friday, May 28, 2010 to raise funds for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The event was organized by Baden sixth grader, Bjorn Brooks, who has a retinal degenerative disease known as retinitis pigmentosa, a vision-robbing condition that has left him legally blind. While he retains some tunnel vision, it is likely that Bjorn will lose all of his sight because there is currently no cure for his condition. He has organized the event to raise money for retinal research and help his fellow students better understand the disease.

The 200+ students will walk in solidarity wearing dark glasses identical to those that Bjorn is forced to wear every day. Platinum-selling R&B artist Ginuwine will be at walking alongside the students and State Senator Douglas J. J. Peters will be in attendance.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness raises money to fund critical research to find treatments and cures for retinal diseases like Bjorn’s that affect more than 10 million Americans. VisionWalk is the Foundation’s national fundraising program. Bjorn and hi
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