Sixteen year old Conshohocken resident and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School junior Ava Ruggiero received some difficult news last year when she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited retinal disease that can lead to blindness. She is persevering through the diagnosis to raise awareness of the disease and do fundraising for the Foundation Fighting Blindness who funds much of the research happening to find treatments for inherited retinal diseases for which today there are no cures.
Last year through an outpouring of support from family, friends and the community #TeamAva raised over $24,000 for the foundation’s annual VisionWalk Philadelphia, winning honors as the top fundraising team.
TeamAva is back at it again this year for VisionWalk Philadelphia 2023 and there are several ways you can help support:
- Make a donation directly to the foundation through Ava’s team fundraising page: https://give.fightingblindness.org/HelpAvaFightBlindness
- Attend TeamAva’s Eagles Fight for Sight Tailgate/Watchparty at the Conshohocken Bocce Club, Sunday Sept 10th starting at 1PM: Link To Event