Help support research dedicated to the development of new therapies for retinal degeneration of genetic origin, raise public awareness of LCA and related diseases.


We need your help. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or helping with one of our events please contact us.

Contributions⎪United States


The RDH12 Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. All monies donated will be used to fund RDH12-focused research and further fundraising activities. Ask your employer about matching your donation.


By Check

Please make your check payable to: The RHD12 Foundation

Mail to:
The RDH12 Fund For Sight
PO BOX 161481
Boiling Springs, South Carolina  29316

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IRA Charitable Transfer

Transfers must be made directly from the IRA to the organization, and count toward that person’s required minimum distribution for the year. For more information, search for “qualified charitable distributions” on the IRS website at

The RDH12 Fund For Sight EIN #: 45-4028932



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Sort code: 30-18-83
Account number: 00202520
Reference: RDH12 fund

Upcoming Fundraisers
  • Virtual Gala Eyes on the Future
    Mar 25, 7:00 PM
    What do you have to do on March 25th but attend a wonderful virtual gala with lots of fun people? You could finally use the tuxedo you have in your closet ... but if you prefer slippers and pajamas on the couch
  • The 6th Annual Eye Love Logan and Zoe 5K and Silent Auction
    Westminster Promenade Terrace
    Aug 22, 9:00 AM
    Westminster Promenade Terrace, 6200 West Westminster Promenade Drive South
    Come join us in Colorado for an in person 5k and fun run to raise money for sight or run with us virtually for wherever you are.
  • The 5th Annual Eye Love Logan and Zoe ( and all others with RDH12) Virtual Run
    Jun 15, 2020, 6:45 AM MDT – Jun 30, 2020, 9:00 PM MDT
    A Virtual Run that everyone across the globe can participate in to raise money for research
  • 10th Annual Bella's Buddies Dinner Dance
    Coral House
    Mar 14, 2020, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Coral House, 70 Milburn Ave, Baldwin, NY 11510, USA
    Come join us for a night of dancing, dinner, auctions and fun!
  • 11th Annual Bella’s Buddies Golf Tournament
    Lawrence Yacht and Country Club
    Oct 07, 2019, 8:00 AM
    Lawrence Yacht and Country Club, 101 Causeway, Lawrence, NY 11559, USA
    Come play Golf with us and raise money for RDH12 Fund for Sight!
  • The 4th Annual Eye Love Logan 5K and Silent Auction
    Promenade Terrace
    Aug 25, 2019, 8:45 PM
    Promenade Terrace, Promenade Dr N, Westminster, CO 80020, USA
    Come Join is in Westminster, CO for a family friendly day. There is a kid's fun run, a 5k, and a silent auction. There will be live bands, face painting and tons of fun.
  • RDH12 Fund for Sight Golf Ball Drop
    A National Event for All to Join!
    Aug 03, 2019, 10:00 AM
    A National Event for All to Join!, Connellsville, PA 15425, USA
    Buy a raffle tickets that correspond to a numbered golf ball. On August 3rd, 2019 we will drop all the balls onto a large field from the top of a fire truck and the ball that is closest to the hole on the ground wins $2000!! This is a National Event so no matter where you live you can win!!
  • 10th Annual Bella’s Buddies Dinner Dance
    Coral House
    Mar 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Coral House, 70 Milburn Ave, Baldwin, NY 11510, USA
    Join our dinner dance at the Coral House in Baldwin, NY. Dinner/DJ and over 50 Gift baskets to be raffled off
Our most recent Gala Fundraiser in the United Kingdom raised over $250,000 to help fund research. 
Projects Funded by the RDH12 Family

$70,000: Dr. Jean Bennett (2011)

$500,000: Debra Thompson, University of Michigan

350,000 £ : Grant to Dr. Mariya Moosajee, UCL Institute of Ophtamology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK (March 2018)


“Understanding the disease mechanisms and developing new therapies for RDH12-related Leber congenital amaurosis”


3 year research project to create animal and human derived iPSC models and identify possible drug compounds that may slow the retinal degeneration and prolong the health of viable photoreceptors

All monies raised at our fundraisers are tax-deductible. We do not pay administration fees nor maintains any employees. The RHD12 Foundation and A Candle in the Dark are entirely supported by volunteer efforts. Both funds are devoted to the development of a cure for RDH12–LCA and all monies donated are used to fund RDH12-focused research, raise public awareness, and further fundraising activities.

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