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The Garrigan brothers support the Foundation Fighting Blindness because it's leading the charge in advancing sight-saving preventions, treatments and cures for retinal diseases.  More info about FFB

· The Garrigan brothers know first-hand how these conditions impact a person's life and have been determined to make a difference through raising awareness and funds for blindness research during this once-in-a-lifetime trip.  Both their father and their uncle have Usher syndrome , a genetic condition that robs both hearing and vision.

· Foundation-funded research into gene, cell-based and pharmaceutical therapies is giving hope to the more than 10 million Americans affected with retinal diseases. For instance, one young boy named Corey was able to put away his white cane and play baseball with his friends after receiving a gene therapy treatment in an ongoing clinical trial.

· The Garrigan Brothers cycle across the country as part of the Foundation's Race to Cure Blindness program. This allowed people to visit their fundraising page to learn more about their story and donate to support sight-saving research.  Garrigan Brothers personal fundraising page

· The journey took 59 days and they covered over 4,000 miles from Medford, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.

· The brothers fundraising total thus far is over $6,000, but they are still working to spread awareness and encourage donations toward the fight against blindness.

· To read more about their journey, check out their blog they updated through the course of the trip.

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