Gund pledges $50 million for blindness research

June 21, 2014 6:13 PM

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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Businessman and philanthropist Gordon Gund is pledging $50 million in matching donations as part of an effort to restore vision for some blind people.

Gund is chairman of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, based in Columbia, Maryland. The 74-year-old former owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers lost his sight to a degenerative retinal disease at age 30.

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