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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 Fund for Sight

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

Give Online: 

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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A Candle In the Dark.


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Upcoming Fundraisers
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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