Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Columbia, MD/Cleveland, OH – The Foundation Fighting Blindness in Columbia, MD, and Harrington Discovery Institute in Cleveland, OH, announce a new nationwide initiative, “The Gund-Harrington National Initiative for Fighting Blindness,” focused on finding treatments and cures for people affected by inherited retinal diseases that lead to blindness. More than 10 million Americans, and many more times that number worldwide, of every age and race suffer vision loss from this type of eye disease.
“It is a great honor to team up on a shared mission with the Gordon and Lulie Gund family, the Foundation Fighting Blindness and University Hospitals,” said Ron Harrington, who along with his wife, Nancy; daughter, Jill; and son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Lydia, made a gift of $50 million in 2012 to launch the Harrington Discovery Institute. “It is deeply meaningful for our family to share Gordon and Lulie Gund’s longtime philanthropic mission and passion.”