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Help us raise awareness!

Get your workplace involved by running a prevention campaign during one of the many national awareness months like Healthy Aging Month (September), National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month (November), National Glaucoma Month (January), or Healthy Vision Month (May).

Help us reach others by dropping off educational BrightFocus publications at your local library, retirement community, doctor's office, house of worship, or other locations. Download and print our fact sheets for: Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Or email us, and we will send you materials.

Send an eCard to your friends. Spread cheer and raise awareness about devastating diseases that impact our minds and our eyes.


Help us raise funds!

To stop these diseases, we need to invest in game-changing research. You can help us by creating a fundraising tribute page or a personal fundraising page. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact: communications@brightfocus.org.

You can also turn events like weddings, yard sales, bar or bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, and sporting competitions into opportunities to make a difference. Learn more about planning an event.


 Volunteer in our office!

We’re looking for outreach partners nationwide, and office volunteers in Clarksburg, Maryland. Check out the listings below for our current volunteer opportunities.

For local in-office volunteers, we are an approved Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools Student Service Learning Site (SSL). Check out our current postings, or call 1-800-427-2423 and we can develop one together.

BrightFocus posts opportunities on Volunteer Match, 1-800 Volunteer.org, and in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area through the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. BrightFocus also offers volunteer opportunities through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Volunteers Needed For:

  • Public Education Materials Distribution Volunteers - Level 1 and 2 (Nationwide)
    Description: Level 1 volunteers will deliver our publications, flyers, fact sheets, and other print information to doctors’ offices, libraries, health fairs, work sites, support groups, and assisted living communities. Level 2 volunteers would search the internet for organizationsand opportunities where BrightFocus could display materials, contact the organizations to offer the BrightFocus materials and deliver them to the locations identified. See details and contact information.
  • Public Information Internship (Clarksburg, MD)
    Description: Support public information efforts, including conducting research and creating public health and marketing communications materials. See details and contact information.
  • Administrative Support (Clarksburg, MD)
    Description: Become an important member of our busy in-house team. We need help with administrative tasks such as filing both hard-copy and electronic versions of documents, scanning, and creating archives.  See details and contact information.

  • Video Producer/Editor (Clarksburg, MD)
    Description: Seeking skilled sound and/or video editor(s) to help with PSA or podcast creation and other multimedia presentations. See details and contact information.

  • Photographers/Videographers (Nationwide)
    Description: Take photos and videos to help describe the work being done by BrightFocus or the reasons our research and public information activities are so greatly needed.  See details and contact information.

  • Media Assistant (Clarksburg, MD)
    Description: Part-time volunteer Media Assistant who will organize our large and ever-growing photo and video files.  See details and contact information.

Last Review: 03/02/15

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