Fighting Blindness Canada and FYidoctors team up to step up research on vision loss

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“We are proud to partner with FBC on such an exciting venture,” said Dr. Alain ulsifer, President and CEO of FYidoctors. “With more than eight million Canadians living with eye disease and at risk of losing their sight, we are privileged to help further research and empower brilliant minds who study and identify the causes, treatments and remedies for vision loss. ”

Set for saturday 13 novembere, the he on the To cure The event will bring together five promising vision seekers to pitch their finalist projects to a panel of esteemed judges as they vie for funding, much like popular reality TV shows like CBC’s The Dragon’s Lair. The votes of the panel of judges (including Dr. Ulsifer of FYidoctors, Dr. Michel Cayouette, president of the scientific council of the FBC and professor at the University of Montreal, as well as president of the board of directors of Fighting Blindness Canada Tara james) and select the supporters of the FBC Academy, will determine the best researcher and the best project. The winner of the event’s top prize, the 2021 Eye on the Cure Researcher to Watch Prize, will walk away with $ 50,000 in project financing. Host of the event is Global News Health Reporter Jamie Mauracher. FYidoctors supports friendly face-to-face competition with awards, marketing and promotional support as part of its mandate as the Enhancing Life Foundation, which supports industry causes and community initiatives.

“We are extremely proud to launch this unconventional and friendly vision research funding competition called ‘Eye on the Cure’, where the public can vote on which project will win the award,” said the President and Chief Executive Officer. management of Fighting Blindness Canada. Doug earle. “Becoming the presenting partner of FYidoctors has made a difference in raising awareness of vision research, but also in supporting promising researchers early in their careers. Ultimately, one more step towards building the capacity of Canadian vision research.

The event will be broadcast on November 13e to a virtual audience of supporters. These viewers will be able to vote remotely for the Heathbridge People’s Choice Award from $ 30,000, the remaining researchers leaving with $ 10,000 to finance their respective projects. All event details and ticket purchase information are available at www.FBCEyeOnTheCure.ca

About FYidoctors

FYidoctors is from Canada leading diversified healthcare organization. Physician-led, professionally managed, and patient-centered, the organization is focused on the delivery of exceptional eye care and aesthetic medical treatments, as well as patient-centered products and services. Recognized as one of the from Canada Best-run companies in 2020 and 2021, the organization operates more than 280 locations across the country. Rooted in a mission to improve lives, FYidoctors supports a wide range of causes and philanthropic initiatives. Through numerous community-based programs and the Enhancing Life Foundation, FYidoctors improves the lives of Canadians inside and outside their clinic doors. For more information, please visit www.fyidoctors.com

About Fighting Blindness Canada

Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is the largest charitable funder of vision research in Canada. We offer hope to Canadians by funding the best and most promising research that leads to treatments and cures for blinding eye disease. In our 47 year history, we have contributed more than $ 40 million the development of remedies and treatments to save sight from blinding eye diseases. All the research we fund supports our goal of understanding why vision loss occurs, how it can be slowed or stopped, and how it can be restored. Together, let’s advance research. Visit fblindness.ca or call 1-800-461-3331 for more information.

SOURCE FYidoctors

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