Tony’s New York City Marathon!

Image of Tony Ward and Darragh McDaidTony Ward, Head of Fundraising at Fighting Blindness, turns 50 this year and to celebrate he is taking on the New York City Marathon! Tony was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) 25 years ago and is running the marathon in November to raise much needed funds for Fighting Blindness research. Tony hopes to raise €50,000 which would support one of our key research positions in either the Mater or Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospitals for a whole year. These positions are crucial to our on-going research as we build a register of the estimated 5,000 people in Ireland affected by an inherited retinal condition.

If you would like to support Tony, you can do so through Tony’s fundraising page here or by contacting Tony on 01 6789 004 or