The Choroideremia Research Foundation Inc. is an international, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to find a treatment or cure for Choroideremia (CHM), a rare inherited retinal degenerative disease that causes blindness.
CHM affects 1 in 50,000 males and progresses at various rates in individuals, and is characterized early on by peripheral vision loss and childhood nighttime blindness. There is no known treatment, though the FDA has recently begun clinical trials.
Angels for Mark was started by Mark’s parents to aid in the effort to raise money for CHM research. Since their start, Angels for Mark has put on concerts, car shows and more to aid the efforts of the Choroideremia Research Foundation, which sees 94% of all funds raised going to research initiatives.