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Graduation Celebration Makes the Perfect Opportunity to Raise Awareness!

When Matthew Morris graduated high school this past June, he and his family thought it would be the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the rare disease he lives with every day – Coats’ Disease. We are proud to have helped this special young man and his family in their efforts! Congratulations, Matt!  


Thank you to all Cure Coats’ 5K Participants and Sponsors!

                    Nicole Adkins Justin Adkins Charlotte Adkins Susan Adkins MARGARET IRENE ADKINS DAVID ADKINS Sarah Adkins David and Margaret Adkins Mark Adkins Jill Amidon Derek Amidon Brody Amidon Lauren Andreini Gaby Avellan Ronda Bailey Lindsay Banducci Celia Barbaccia Matthew Barras Chad Bell John Bell Vanessa Bergmark […]


2021 Cure Coats’ 5K Photo Album


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 […]


What makes NFL player Olivier Vernon support our Foundation?

Thank you to New York Giants’ Olivier Vernon for supporting the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation through My Cause, My Cleats. His continued support year after year is helping to raise awareness of Coats’ Disease! If you can, please take a minute to read this article about why our Foundation is close to his heart. […]


January 2019 Newsletter

Click here to download the January newsletter from the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation! January 2019 Newsletter  


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation! Dear Friends, As we reflect back on our efforts in 2018 to increase the impact of the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation, we are so grateful for the support of our Coats’ families, friends, and patients around the globe! Together, we have made progress in […]


First Annual 5K/1K Cure Coats’ Run

Check out video from this past October’s 5k/1K Cure Coats’ Run! We can’t wait until next year’s event – stay tuned for more info!  


National Tissue Biobank – A message from the director, Dr. Akrit Sodhi

Hear Dr. Akrit Sodhi present the latest in research for finding a cure for Coats’ Disease The Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Board is pleased to announce our continued commitment to fund the expenses related to tissue collection by donating $25,000 this year to the Wilmer Eye Institute, establishing the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation […]


1st Annual Cure Coats’ 5K Run & 1K Kids Fun Run

Join us on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Sierra Point Marina in Brisbane, CA, for our first ever run/walk fundraiser! Read more information here. VENUE SIERRA POINT MARINA 500 Sierra Point Pkwy  Brisbane, CA 94005 United States ABOUT This is a rain or shine event. The 5K run and 1K Kids Fun Run will both […]