Tag Archives: Macular Degeneration Association

News update on Larry Hoffheimer, Parkinson Research Foundation, Macular Degeneration Association

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune recently ran this article by Barbara Peters Smith about Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF), its founder Larry Hoffheimer, and another, far more reputable charity with which PRF is competing in Sarasota. The article also briefly mentioned Hoffheimer’s other “charity”, the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA). Readers of my blog know that I have written… Read More »

What’s the Macular Degeneration Association up to nowadays?

In 2008, I wrote about the Macular Degeneration Association (MDA), a questionable charity whose actual mission seemed to be more about lining the pockets of its founder and his cronies than about supporting macular degeneration research or people suffering with the disease. The charity doesn’t look any better now than it did then. Here’s an… Read More »

Fraudulent charity warning: Macular Degeneration Association / American Medical Research Organization

April 25, 2008 Bill McCollum Attorney General The Capital PL-01 Tallahassee, FL  32399-1050 E-mail: ag.mccollum@myfloridalegal.com Dear Mr. McCollum: I am writing to bring to your attention a fraudulent charity that is operating out of Florida and scamming well-meaning individuals. I received a solicitation yesterday for an organization calling itself “Macular Degeneration Association” and which identifies… Read More »