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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 […]


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


𝑨 𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝑮𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆

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 […]


Photos from the 15th Annual Golf Tournament!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 15th annual Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Golf Tournament this year! We are thankful to Steve Disenhof for his photos that captured the excitement of the day.  


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