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Dining in the Dark to Fight Blindness

Meet Zoe! Zoe was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in early 2012 at the age of 7. RP is a degenerative eye disease that causes blindness. Zoe is also hard of hearing so the two things combined is called Usher Syndrome. Her family is very focused on finding a cure for RP so that Zoe does not go blind.

KindCraft hosted a Dining in the Dark event to raise funds in hopes of finding a cure for kids like Zoe through the Foundation Fighting Blindness. This opportunity gave families a brief glimpse into what the visually impaired community work through on a daily basis to accomplish even some of the most basic things. Texas Roadhouse donated just $144.78 (10% of sales from KindCraft diners) to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

The money raised will support the Foundation’s urgent mission to drive the research that will discover treatments, prevention, and cures for the entire spectrum of retinal diseases, including retinitis pigments (RP), macular degeneration, and Usher syndrome. They have never been closer to a cure than they are today; there is real hope for the more than 10 million Americans who suffer from these blinding diseases.

Thank you to all the families who made it out for this event!

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