The Macular Degeneration Foundation supports AMD Alliance International Week 23 to 30 September, 2007.
During AMD week each year, AMDAI member organisations and patients around the world mobilise to create awareness of AMD through media campaigns, public activities, and community outreach.
This week provides an anchor for organisations to work towards three goals:
- Generating awareness and understanding of age-related macular degeneration.
- Promoting the importance of education, early detection, knowledge of treatment and rehabilitation options, with the objective of increasing the number of people over age 50 who receive regular eye examinations.
- Preserving vision and improving the quality of life of individuals affected by AMD and increasing the percentage of people with AMD who receive treatment and rehabilitation.
The theme for this year's campaign, "The Face of AMD", features AMD patients' testimonies and experiences from around the world. The aim is to bring more depth and a human face to public understanding of AMD. "Who best to speak of AMD than people living with AMD themselves?"
Visit the Patient Stories page on the AMD Alliance International website to read about the experiences of others.
The Macular Degeneration Foundation is participating in this week by holding a series of events and education sessions in libraries participating in the Navigator Library Access Program.
- Erina Library
- NSW State Library
- Goulburn Library (more)
- Warringah Mall Library (more)
- Cooma Library
29 September 2007