BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
I am honored that two of our clinical fellows (Drs. Joshua Kruger and Cristiano Oliveira) in the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at Mass. Eye and Ear have decided to run this April's Boston Marathon to raise funds for Neuro-Ophthalmology research and patient care.
To help support their efforts, I am also raising money to support my research projects, "Smart" Glasses and the Boston Rentinal Implant Project. Below is a bit about these projects.
We have now developed a prototype for "smart" glasses which will help the blind navigate unfamiliar environments. This research was featured in Boston Magazine's "14 Medical Breakthroughs" article in Fall 2012. Check out how the glasses will work by clicking here.
The Boston Retinal Implant Project
Our Boston Retinal Implant Project is a collaboration among the Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Veterans Administration. Our team has developed a computer-chip device (i.e. a "retinal prosthesis") to implant around the eye to restore vision to patients with either retinitis pigmentosa or age-related macular degeneration.
Your Support is Needed
Your support will be greatly appreciated, both by our team and by our patients, who are hopeful that our advanced technology will improve their quality-of-life. Please consider making a donation online through this site. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your contribution.
You may also mail a check, made payable to "The Foundation of Mass. Eye and Ear, Inc.". Please make sure to write "Joseph Rizzo, MD Marathon" in the memo line. Please send the check to:
Team Eye and Ear
c/o Development Office
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
I would really appreciate your support. You can also help me by forwarding my fundraising page to your friends or family. My webpage address is: www.crowdrise.com/TeamEyeAndEar/fundraiser/JosephRizzo
Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Inc. wrote -
At Mass. Eye and Ear, our focus is your quality of life. We treat everything that has to do with the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck - so that you and those you care about can get more out of the world around us.
Our physicians are more than just specialists; each is also a researcher and a teacher. These doctors don't just apply the latest advances in medicine; they invent them. Together with Mass. Eye and Ear scientists, they work tirelessly to understand the root causes of diseases that both take people's lives and rob too many others of their quality of life.
Every dollar raised makes it possible for Mass. Eye and Ear to excel in clinical care, research and medical education. That, in turn, allows us to provide the finest specialty care to every person who comes through our door and to share our knowledge in order to help patients around the world.
Thank you for your support.