Search for Vision “A Toast For A Cure”

Chicago Alliance to Fund Retinal Research


Lagunitas Tap Room

 All the proceeds spent on beer goes to SEARCH FOR VISION and  Benefit the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago  Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

When –  Tuesday – August  14, 2018  5:30 – 8:30

Where – Lagunitas Taproom  2607 W. 17th Street  Chicago

Accessible from 290 & 90/94

Admission and  food – $25  CASH BAR (MUST BE OVER 21 to attend)

Special Italian food from Lucia’s Deli

The full line of great Lagunitas beers will be available for $6 each.

Make your checks payable to Search For Vision and mail to;


1011 South Waiola  Avenue

La Grange, IL 60525

 Or Call  708 354 4620 for credit card payment and further information.

Ann Rasch  —  arasch 1761 @











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This is added for the CDBA, June 9th.

By Jeffrey Bohrman


The R.S.V.P.’s are flowing in fast and we are getting excited about the upcoming cookout this Saturday, June 9th at the Chicago Lighthouse. See the previous announcement for details and be sure to send your R.S.V.P. to Mindy Mayer by Wednesday, June 6th which is just two days away.

There are a couple of things I wish to add to my original announcement.

We are asking all members to donate at least $5 for your delicious lunch to help defray the cost of food. If you cannot afford to donate, we will certainly understand and we want to start fundraising projects to raise funds.  If you have any ideas, please let me know.

The other announcement that I failed to mention is if any of you need transportation from/to the train station, please be sure to let Mindy know so that she can arrange for this as it will be The Chicago Lighthouse van.

Again, we are looking forward to seeing many of you at the cookout. Yummy, yummy!!

Something New and Fun For June 9th CDBA Gathering Event!

By Jeffrey Bohrman

Greetings everyone! What a wonderful Mexican celebration we all had at the Lighthouse on May 19th.  Roge, our Vice-President, and his most devoted family brought wonderful dishes from their friends’ restaurant along with most delicious desserts as well.  For those of you, including myself, did you have fun trying to break the Piñata get all the candy for yourselves?  Being on the patio for the piñata game, I got the idea as to what we might do for the June 9th CDBA event.  I thought it would be great to have a cookout.   The Ramos most once again generously agreed to help us with the event.  Roge Claims his father is a very experienced chef at the grill! We will have hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie patties along with the traditional side dishes for all of us to enjoy.  Thank you, the Ramos family.  When:         Saturday, June 9, 2018

Time:     11 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Where:  The Chicago Lighthouse for Visually Impaired and Blind

1850 W. Roosevelt Road

Chicago, IL 60608

R.S.V.P. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Noon for BOTH DeafBlind and SSPs. Email at to RSVP, please. We really, really need the count so we can be sure we have enough food for all of you.

IF anyone of wanting to bring desserts, you are more than welcome to bring them which we will appreciate R.S.V.P. so that we know if we have enough desserts or not.   We are looking forward to having you at the cookout.  Also, please come armed with ideas as to what we can do for our future CDBA events.  Remember that CDBA is not just for the Board but it is for EVERYONE of you out there – DeafBlind, SSPs, and friends!