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Sign up today for the Coats’ Disease Patient and Parent Directory

Have you been looking to connect with fellow Coats’ patients and their families in your area? The Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation is pleased to announce the development of a Coats’ Disease Patient and Parent Directory! This global directory is optional for inclusion and seeks to provide Coats’ patients and their families a way to connect […]

Register Today for the 14th Annual Golf Outing and Dinner!

Our annual golf tournament and dinner is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Please mark your calendar for Friday, August 21, 2020, and plan to come out and join the festivities!     Sponsorship opportunities are available! To download the sponsorship form, please click here.    

Read the latest news from the Foundation!

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 […]