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Visit our monthly newsletters page to check out the latest news from us! Monthly Newsletters

2019 Year In Review

As we look ahead to 2020, we wish to extend our profound appreciation to all of you in the Coats’ Community – family, friends, supporters, parents, patients, ophthalmologists, and volunteers – who have contributed so much over the years to raise awareness, support research, and provide valuable resources to Coats’ Disease patients and their families. […]

Photos from the 2nd Annual Cure Coats’ 5K/1K

Thank you to everyone who participated, supported, sponsored, and volunteered for our 2nd annual Cure Coats’ 5K/1K this year! The event was a huge success and we are already looking forward to next year!    

Snapshots of the 2019 Cure Coats’ Virtual 5K

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first VIRTUAL Cure Coats’ 5K!

Let’s Spread Awareness about Coats’ Disease this Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Coats’ Kids! Let’s see those Coats’ eyes in costume! Let’s spread awareness about Coats’ Disease by sharing photos of your own Coats’ kid this Halloween. During Halloween festivities, many parents take photos with flash, making it the perfect time to remind them of the importance of checking their photos for an abnormal […]

Thank you to our 2019 Cure Coats’ 5K/1K Sponsors!

A New App For Early Detection of Eye Diseases and Cancer?

“The White Eye detector can spot what is known as leukocoria. This is where an abnormal white reflection is seen from the retina of the eye. It is characteristic of a range of eye conditions including retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer that usually affects children under the age of five, as well as Coats’ disease, […]

Photos from the 2019 Golf Tournament

The 13th Annual Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Golf Tournament & Dinner was a huge success. Many thanks to all those who attended, donated, supported, and helped make the day a memorable one! Photo Credits: Steve Disenhof, Sarah Kopac, Deborah Marron. A huge THANK YOU to Steve ( for volunteering his time and talents on […]

Ask Congress to Support Newborn Screening!

Help Save Thousands of Babies! Thousands of babies are identified each year through newborn screening as having a condition that could cause serious harm if not caught and treated immediately. While states administer these programs, federal agencies do an incredible amount of work to improve and expand these programs. However, this work will stop in […]

Help us Shine a Spotlight on Coats’ Disease!

When doctors are not familiar with the symptoms of Coats’ Disease, this may lead to an incorrect diagnosis which delays treatment, or worse, leads to the removal of the eye. Recently, we announced our Travel Grant Program, a $10,000 fundraising effort that sends five (5) Pediatric Retina Fellows and Specialists to conferences this year, such as […]