Join the ADOAA Fall Fundraiser on October 22!


The Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy (ADOA) Association is hosting our “Boots, S’mores

and More” Fall Fundraiser on October 22 at a local family farm in Glen Allen, Virginia! Join us from 3:00PM to 6:30pm to hear our family’s story, learn more about ADOA, and participate in a silent auction. The fundraiser will also feature live music, great BBQ, and games for the kids!

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 at this event to help fund ongoing ADOA research at the University at Buffalo.

The event will be hosted by Claudia Matheny, the ADOA Association’s volunteer Director of

Fundraising. Claudia’s daughter, Sophia, is a 10th grader at Tucker High School in Richmond,

Virginia who was diagnosed with ADOA at age seven. Her diagnosis came after years of

difficulty reading the blackboard, tripping at school, and several doctors’ visits. Her optic nerve has deteriorated over 30% since her diagnosis, and the progression of the decline is still unknown.

The ADOA Association was formed 10 years ago by Lindsey and Adam Allen when their 3-

year-old daughter was diagnosed with ADOA. Like the Matheny’s, they also had no choice but to fight a lifelong battle with this rare, genetic disease that causes optic nerve deterioration in children under the age of 10. Unfortunately no glasses, contacts, surgery, or other treatments can help restore any of the vision loss that these children endure. We need research to find treatments and ultimately a cure for ADOA. The Association is run by a group of volunteers and all of our fundraising proceeds go directly toward this critical research. Most recently, ADOAA was able to support the University at Buffalo in its research of ADOA with a $100K grant.

We look forward to seeing you on October 22! Event sponsorship is available at the following levels:


$1,000: Platinum Sponsor

● Sponsorship Recognition – Recognition as a Contributing Sponsor of the Event.

● Website – Company name, logo and link on the ADOAA website and ADOAA Facebook

and Instagram pages.

● T-shirts – Logo on t-shirts worn by all volunteers during the day of the event.

● Four individual tickets to the fundraiser.


$500: Gold Sponsor

● Sponsorship Recognition – Recognition as a Supporting Sponsor of the Event.

● Website – Company name and logo on the ADOAA website and ADOAA Facebook and

Instagram pages.

● Two individual tickets to the fundraiser.


$250: Bronze Sponsor

● Sponsorship Recognition – Recognition as a Supporting Sponsor of the Event.

● Website – Company name and logo on the ADOAA website and ADOAA Facebook and

Instagram pages.


If you are unable to attend the Fall Fundraiser, your support is still greatly appreciated. All

proceeds will go to the ADOA Association. You can make your donations online at ADOAA.org or check payable to:


ADOA Association

94 Bethel Court, Port Matilda, PA 16870

ADOAA Tax Id #: 47-3897789


Today, tomorrow and always we will continue the fight for sight! If you have questions about

the Fall Fundraiser, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Fill out the Contact Us form at the bottom of our website. And be sure to follow us on Facebook for frequent updates.


Thank you to our current sponsors: