Together for Mind, Sight & Music

Linda Ronstadt

BrightFocus Foundation provided a free special screening of the award-winning documentary, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. The movie followed the life and career of one of the world’s best-selling artists as she embracesd genres spanning rock, country, operetta and Latin and paved the way to become an iconic female pioneer in the male-dominated music world.

Illustrated with concert footage, interviews with musical legends including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville, and narrated by Ronstadt herself, the film documents a remarkable career that was ended early due to a neurodegenerative disease. Before the screening, there was an opportunity to meet innovative BrightFocus-funded scientists working tirelessly to end diseases of mind and sight.

The online event took place between June 4 and June 10, 2020.

If you missed the opportunity to see Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice for free last week, you can rent or buy the film here.

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Mac Ishii, MD, PhD
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Sarah Doyle, PhD
Dr. Sarah Doyle of Trinity College Dublin discusses her research to end age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. Watch the video.

Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
Dr. Amir Kashani from the University of Southern California discusses his new research to diagnose vascular dementia through retinal scans.. Watch the video.

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