$200,000 in Donations Kick Off Visual Snow Research.
Thank you! On January 31, our Crowdrise fundraising campaign ended, and we are proud to announce that we raised a total of $126,094 to surpass our campaign goal of $75,000.
As part of that total, a private donor had doubled our impact in December 2018 and then tripled it in January.
Our CrowdRise campaign for Visual Snow research resulted in donations from all around the world! The Visual Snow Initiative team matched your donations. More donations equal more research and more progress.
These funds are now driving the world’s top researchers for answers for Visual Snow research. The Visual Snow Initiative sent $100,000 USD ($140,000 AUD) to Monash University and the research team of Dr. Joanne Fielding, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Head of the Ocular Motor Research Laboratory and Dr. Owen B. White, MD, PhD, FRACP, Neuro-ophthalmologist of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
The Visual Snow Initiative sent another $100,000 USD to King’s College and the research team of Dr. Peter Goadsby — Neurologist/Professor and world-renowned expert on Visual Snow.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your generous contributions, support, and efforts to raise much-needed funds for Visual Snow research; this tremendous accomplishment is a testament to the Visual Snow community.
The fight is not over, but because of you we are closer to finding a cure!
To donate and participate in the pursuit for a cure, go to www.VisualSnowInitiative.org.
Visual Snow is a neurological condition that impacts an individual’s vision, hearing, and quality of life. The main symptom of Visual Snow is that people see the world in an overlay of hundreds of tiny moving dots across their field of vision, as well as other disturbing images. There are many other non-visual symptoms as well. Visual Snow affects a person's vision 24/7 — there is no relief from it, even when one closes their eyes. Unfortunately, there is not yet a treatment or cure for Visual Snow. Nobody knows the cause. Our goal is to help those with Visual Snow live and enjoy their lives without fear. Together we will find a cure.
The Visual Snow Initiative, founded by Sierra Domb, was established to increase awareness for Visual Snow, build a community for those who suffer from Visual Snow, and to generate the capital necessary for research and medical advancements. Thus far, the Visual Snow Initiative has successfully collaborated with leading research scientists on a global scale, connecting experts with the most advanced technologies available in neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmology, neuroscience, and neurobiology.
Our panel of experts include: Dr. Peter Goadsby (Professor of Neurology, Kings College London), Dr. Yasser Khan (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Canada), Dr. Owen White (PhD, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians), Professor Joanne Fielding (Head, Ocular Motor Research Unit), Dr. Victoria Susan Pelak (Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology), Matthew Renze (Data Science Consultant, Author, and International Speaker), James T. Fulton (Director of Research, Vision Concepts), and Edward Boyden (PhD, MIT McGovern Institute of Brain Science, Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology).
The Visual Snow Initiative is a public charity under the fiscal sponsorship of the Edward Charles Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, EIN# 26-4245043. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. More importantly, 100% of donations will go directly towards advancement of the Visual Snow Global Research Fund.
Visual Snow Initiative Mailing Address:
Visual Snow Initiative
c/o The Edward Charles Foundation
269 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 338
Beverly Hills, CA 90212