Five years ago, our son Sam was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, an eye disease that will eventually lead to blindness. Currently, there is no cure.
As parents, Colleen and I were devastated by the news and simply refused to accept blindness as Sam’s fate. As we immersed ourselves in research, we learned that Sam is one of many thousands of people suffering from inherited eye disease who live in fear of one day waking up to a dark world. We started Sam’s Scramble for Sight golf tournament in 2012 to raise funds for one purpose, and one purpose only – to find a cure.
August 7, 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of Sam’s Scramble for Sight. We are honored and humbled by the generosity and compassion of donors who have joined us in this fight. Together we have raised almost $2M, and yes, we are closer to a cure!
The past four years led to powerful insights about the blue colors of our sky. There are more than 50,000 shades of blue in the world, and the sky represents a vast and ever-changing palette of these shades. The blue of the sky is what those suffering with vision loss miss the most.
The reality of this finding has strengthened our resolve and led us to this new logo capturing both the significance of blue, and the heart of our givers, while honoring the gift of sight so many are in danger of losing. Our look has changed, but our goal remains the same – to find a cure that will restore vision for those who are losing or have lost their sight and ultimately eradicate human blindness. We will leave no one behind.
Colors are powerful, but people like you hold the true power. The sky is the limit when we all work together, and we vow that we won’t rest until everyone sees the blue in their sky. The question is not if…but when!
- Colleen and Brian Walker