Aniridia Foundation International has come a long way since 2001 - from starting as a support group to becoming internationally known for excellent education, advancing research and patient care. Due to our current partnerships with some of the best scientific and medical universities worldwide, we are moving to the next level in terms of funding needs and research data collection. The AFI research program, the International Medical Registry and Gene bank, has been partially responsible for some of the latest aniridia findings, an integral part of published papers in medical and scientific journals, and many scientists are encouraged to do more research on aniridia syndrome because of this program. Our momentum is growing!
We are very fortunate to have many of the most brilliant, compassionate, aniridia syndrome knowledgable physicians and researchers on our board, and we have the tools needed to advance research findings faster. We need to seize this opportunity and prove to them that AFI members will lead the way in pursuing research and patient care advancement. We cannot do this without the active participation of our members through volunteering, assisting in fundraising, and becoming a regular donor. This is a unique opportunity to make real progress...let's seize this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those affected.
We feel it is important that after joining AFI, you will get the most from our foundation if you and your family get involved with volunteering, fundraising and donations.
Through volunteering, you will be the first to see the latest research and medical information AFI advances and collects from all over the world.
Through fundraising, you will be able to connect with other families in the aniridia community for support, and spread the word about aniridia to your closest family and friends.
Through donating, your money is invested nearly 100% into research, education, conferences and support, because of our very low administration costs. You can even designate a specific area you would like to contribute.
It is up to all of us to bring aniridia awareness to the next level, to fulfill our ultimate mission of AFI and all of us in the aniridia community – to find a cure.
Although we do not have the big money of a major nonprofit, we have made great advancements and helped many people. From the beginning, we have wanted to help as many people as we can. We realize that the economy has been hard for many of us, yet we do not want to turn people away. We have considered registration fees, yearly dues, newsletter charges, but can keep our services fee-free if we are all involved.
Remember, without you, we cannot continue these advancements, education and support for our community! Contact us for ideas about how you can volunteer your talents or host a fundraising event in your area. You can easily send your gift through the mail or on our online donation page. Please visit Ways to Give to find out about our donation programs - even raise funds for AFI without spending a dime!
The AFI Annual Registration Form
Our new policy is to fill out the annual registration form to keep our database up to date, and indicate how you will be active in AFI. We want physicians, researches and corporations to see how we are leading our own movement, and inspire them to want to focus on aniridia research, continue medical advancements and assist us with funding.
Please take a few minutes to fill out our electronic fillable form and let us know how you will be a part of our movement towards a better life for those with aniridia and ultimately a cure!
To become an active member with AFI, please register using the document below. These are fillable documents that you can type in, save and email back to us. Detailed instructions for submitting are at the end of the form. Please note: If you are a Mac user, please do not fill in the form using Preview - use Acrobat Reader instead.