We aim to globally eliminate preventable early childhood blindness. Our Vision: prevent children from losing theirs.
We raise public awareness of the Glow (leukocoria) and the more than twenty different glow-related eye diseases and drive action to prevent childhood blindness.
We help parents see their child’s vision in a new light. Because no child should go blind from a preventable eye disease.
Know The Glow University Affiliations
University of Notre Dame
Working with the University through Faculty Advisor Barb Calhoun, Notre Dame's students have worked on a variety of projects for KTG over the years. With a new minor program at the university on patient advocacy, many students involved in that minor, in biochemistry, and in rare disease research have brought their ideas and unique perspectives to help make an enormous impact on KTG. Students are engaged in campus awareness, research, as well as national and international outreach coordination.
Santa Clara University
To date, Santa Clara University's students have been primarily communications majors bringing their ideas and expertise regarding the best use of all media and social media tools. KTG has engaged the SCU students in helping to create social media strategy, develop video ideas, as well as to help with media production and research, translation tools, and patient family engagement activities.
As our first International Student Chapter, KTG has begun working with faculty advisor Dr. Jenn Vinola and her 5th Year Optometry students who are charting new territory in the Philippines as Optometry itself is a new and burgeoning field in the Philippines requiring six years of advanced medical study. Students at MCU are building a KTG program which hopes to create webinars and awareness activities to better inform the community, medical students, and optometry students about the importance of watching for the Glow and when to refer if it is found.