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Support University of Iowa Institute for Vision Research with Your Next Mirra 2

For the next 6 months, MarxModa will be donating $10 for every Mirra 2 Task Chair sold to support the Institute for Vision Research's mission to discover cures for rare, inherited retinal and eye diseases.

August 3, 2020

Designed by Studio 7.5 Herman Miller's Mirra 2 task chair was created to be a supportive, agile tool for the modern worker. This effortlessly ergonomic chair supports you as you move throughout the day, responding to your slightest movement and adapting to provide instant comfort.

As part of our commitment to making a difference in our community, MarxModa will use sales of this high-performance product to raise money and awareness for the University of Iowa Institute for Vision Research. For the past 30 years, the Institute for Vision Research led by Dr. Edwin Stone, has been conducting industry-leading research and developing treatments for all forms of genetic blindness, especially those that affect children. In addition to common conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, the Institute focuses on genetic disorders that government agencies and pharmaceutical companies often deem too rare to research.

By efficiently re-using what is learned while developing a treatment for one disease or one patient, the Institute believes that in the not too distant future, they will be able to deliver these extraordinary treatments to all patients who need them for less than $20,000 per patient for gene therapy and less than $50,000 per patient for stem cell transplantation.

Dr. Edwin Stone on non-profit genetic testing for inherited eye diseases. Credit: Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc.

The life-changing efforts of the Institute for Vision Research was brought to the attention of MarxModa through our principal Joe Marx's friendship with former Herman Miller President & CEO Brian Walker. In 2012, Brian's son Sam was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a genetic eye disease that currently has no cure and will lead to his eventual blindness.

For the last eight years the Walker family have hosted an annual golf tournament Sam's Scramble for Sight and raised over $3 million for the Institute for Vision Research and their mission to find a cure for heritable blindness. Each year Sam’s Scramble focuses on a different disease to underscore their commitment to “leave no one behind” in the push for the safe, effective, and affordable cures desperately needed.

Sam Walker & Dr. Stone at the annual Sam's Scramble for Sight. Credit: Sam's Scramble for Sight

MarxModa and the Marx family participate in the Sam's Scramble tournaments and fund-raising efforts, and through this new initiative, are able to give our partners the opportunity to support the fight to eradicate genetic blindness.

Purchase Your Mirra 2 Task Chair

MarxModa will donate $10 of your purchase to the Institute for Vision Research and, with your help, eradicate inherited eye disease.

Contact us for a quote.