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2nd Annual Notes for Coats’ was a huge success!

The 2nd Annual Notes for Coats’ was held on November 5 at Wheeler’s Raid in Nashville, TN. Planned and hosted by Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Board Member, Lisa Richardson, and her son and Coats’ patient, Kip.  Notes for Coats’  featured performances by singer-songwriters including Brett Tyler, Matt Roy, Alana Springsteen, & Trannie Anderson.  The event  was emceed by […]


The Coats’ Community has lost a great leader in the fight against Coats’ Disease. 

We are sorry to learn of the loss of Dr. Michael Trese who passed away on October 21, 2022. Dr. Trese was the first recipient of the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Research Grant soon after the Foundation was established in 2006. Dr. Trese’s pioneering work in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric retina disease […]


2022 Notes for Coats’

Some of Nashville’s hottest songwriters will team up on November 5, 2022 in Nolensville, TN for a songwriter’s round! Notes for Coats’ A Benefit for the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation will take place at Wheeler’s Raid Distillery. Proceeds from this event will support the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for research to […]


16th Annual Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Golf Tournament (9/15/2022)

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us, sponsored us, and donated to make the 16th Annual Golf Tournament a success! We had a wonderful day on the course, followed by a delicious dinner and moving program. We are so thankful to all of you!   Here are some photos from the day – more to […]


2022 Cure Coats’ 5K Photo Album

The 2022 Cure Coats’ 5K was a huge success this year! Thank you to everyone who participated, both in-person in California, and around the world! We can’t wait to see you all again next year! Special thanks to Steve Disenhof for the photos of the In-Person event. www.stevedisenhof.com  


2022 Cure Coats’ 5K Celebration and Awards Video

Thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored, volunteered, and supported the 2022 Cure Coats’ 5K! This year’s event was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you! We are grateful for those who return, year after year, to participate in this fun, impactful event, We were also very excited to have new […]


Patient Meet-Up Success!

Our first patient meet-up was a big success! Coats’ patients and their families gathered at Austin Retina on Saturday, April 23 for a chance to meet other Coats’ patients, hear from Dr. Wood, and enjoy an afternoon of friendship and treats. For some, this was their first time meeting another Coats’ patient! Thank you to […]


2021 Year in Review

Although the past two years have been a challenge for many on multiple fronts, we can’t help but look back at 2021 with gratitude and pride. Without the support of the Coats’ Community, these achievements wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you!


Notes For Coats’ event photos

Thank you to everyone who attended, supported, sponsored, and donated their time and talents to making this inaugural event a huge success! Top Photo: L-R: Lisa Richardson, Delaney Ramsdell, Robert Arthur, Kip Richardson, Kinsey Rose


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𝘈 𝘊𝘰𝘢𝘵𝘴’ 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮 𝘢 𝘣𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨.   On September 15, 2021, at the 15th Annual Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser in Burlingame, CA, Coats’ patient Nolan Fyda met several fellow Coats’ patients: Jack McGovern, Darius Souza, and Ryan […]