St. Louis, MO —
The Foundation Fighting Blindness (www.FightBlindness.org),
a national nonprofit that drives
sight-saving research, will honor St. Louis Rams General
Manager William “Billy” Devaney; Sandberg Phoenix & von
Gontard Shareholder Stephen Strum; and his wife Angela, a
community outreach leader, with Visionary Awards at the St.
Louis Dining in the Dark event. The Strums’ 10-year-old son
is affected with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a retinal
disease that progressively leads to blindness. The event
will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, May 11 at the Hilton
St. Louis Frontenac.
Other expected attendees include Mayor Francis G. Slay, St.
Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak, Supreme Court
of Missouri Judge Richard B. Teitelman, and Honorary Dinner
Co-Chairs and philanthropists Dennis and Judy Jones.
Dining in the Dark is a distinctive sensory awareness
experience in which guests participate in an unforgettable
dining adventure, in complete darkness. For about 30
minutes, attendees will wear special light-blocking
blindfolds and enjoy their entrée using only their senses of
smell, taste, sound and touch, to get a glimpse into the
lives of the blind.
The event, co-chaired by Foundation supporters Bob and Jill
Morris whose young grandson is affected with RP, will
benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness to help drive the
research that will lead to preventions, treatments and cures
for the more than 10 million Americans affected with RP,
macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum
of vision-robbing retinal degenerative diseases.
Dining in the Dark
Where: Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh
St. Louis, MO 63131
When: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
6-7 p.m. Reception
7-9 p.m. Dinner & Awards
Cost: $150 per ticket
For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to buy
www.FightBlindness.org or contact Tim Marabella
TMarabella@FightBlindness.org or 847-680-0100.