Navigate Up
UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
For Journalists
Media Coordinator
Telephone: 412-586-9762
Other Inquiries

UPMC Eye Center Team Participating in 5th Annual Pittsburgh VisionWalk, Invites Public to Join the Team

 
WHO: Medical chairs Drs. Joel Schuman, director, UPMC Eye Center, Christin Sylvester and Leanne Labriola; individuals suffering from eye disease; friends; family; members of the community
 
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
 
WHERE: Southside Riverfront Park, S. 18th St. and Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15203
 
WHY: To promote awareness of vision-robbing retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Usher Syndrome and many other rare, inherited conditions that affect over 10 million Americans. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for these devastating diseases. Research in areas such as genetics, gene therapy, transplantation, artificial retinal implants and pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies will benefit from the proceeds of VisionWalk. Pittsburgh VisionWalk has enjoyed much success in the past. Last year the event raised $35,000 and had nearly 150 participants. The event is family friendly and free.
 
To register, contact Steve Sroka at 847-680-0100 or SSroka@FightBlindness.org.
 
To join the UPMC Eye Center team, contact Lauren Wally via e-mail at eyecenter@upmc.edu.

©  UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Supplemental content provided by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions. All rights reserved.

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on UPMC.com is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, UPMC.com is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

© UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA, USA UPMC.com