Approximately 15,000 Australians suffer from an inherited retinal disease, not including age related macular degeneration. We raise awareness and funds for scientific research, information and peer support, to seek a cure for people and families affected by retinal degenerative diseases.
Our vision is a world where Retinitis Pigmentosa and related conditions can be effectively treated or cured.
Cure Blindness Australia’s mission is to fund research which will lead to a cure for the leading cause of youth blindness and the leading cause of blindness in the working age population-retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and related conditions, and to provide information and support in any practical way to those affected.
Our Board is made up of a diverse and skilled team who are responsible for leading the charity to achieve its mission of raising funds and awareness, as well as supporting those diagnosed with retinal degenerative disease. The majority of our Board members are either affected themselves, or have family members affected, by a blinding eye condition.
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OUR PATRON & SUPPORTERS
Cure Blindness Australia's approach to blindness prevention offers sponsors an opportunity to make a real difference in giving back sight to many in need. We welcome the support of our sponsors and partners whose generosity and commitment make our important work possible. Cure Blindness Australia recognises the support and generosity of the public and corporate sector.
OUR PATRON - JUDY HORTON (OAM)
Cure Blindness Australia's new patron is Judy Horton. Judy is a long-time friend of CBA and her name will be well known to many of our members who have a love for the garden. Judy is a horticulturist who is responsible for the regular updating of Yates Garden Guide, the best-selling Australian gardening book.
Judy began her career as a primary schoolteacher before falling in love with her five acre bush garden and studying horticulture in the early 1980s.
After graduating from Ryde School of Horticulture she worked as a retail nursery garden adviser and a bush regenerator for the NSW National Trust for a number of years. Her radio experience began more than twenty years ago and over the years she has also filled in for Graham Ross and Don Burke on their respective shows. For the last fourteen years, Judy has been one of the weekend regulars who answer gardening questions on ABC 702 “Weekends with Simon Marnie” program.
Judy has been the recipient of the Horticultural Media Association Hall of Fame Gold Laurel and the NSW Nursery Industry Association’s Allan Seale Award for her contribution to gardening media. In 2012 she was presented with the Golden Wattle Award, the highest award from the Australian Institute of Horticulture, for her contribution to horticulture. A few weeks later she received an Award of Merit from the Nursery and Garden Industry of NSW & ACT for her outstanding contribution to the industry.