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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 […]


Coats’ Disease Infographic

The Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation’s goal is to increase awareness. We’ve put together some history, current statistics, and more information for you to easily spread awareness of this rare disease and help raise funds to meet our goal of finding a cure. Facts about Coats’ Disease   Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Copyright 2018


Eagle-Eyed Facebook Users Contributed to Diagnosis a Little Girl with Coats’ Disease

Recently, Coats’ Disease has received some national attention. Good Morning America, the NY Daily News, and ABC News all shared the story of a little girl who discovered a diagnosis of Coats’ Disease through a Facebook photo that her mom posted. When Tara Taylor posted a photograph of her 3-year-old daughter on Facebook, her friends informed her […]


Interview: G. Baker Hubbard III, MD

G. Baker Hubbard III, MD specializes in vitreoretinal surgery, and his practice includes both adult and pediatric vitreoretinal disorders. Dr. Hubbard’s primary research interest is in characterizing the clinical manifestations of pediatric retinal disorders and their treatment outcomes. He is a practicing Professor of Ophthalmology at the Emory University School of Medicine. You can reach him through […]