Sofia Sees Hope Scavenger Hunt

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Welcome to the Sofia Sees Hope Scavenger Hunt! We are glad to meet you.

We are doing this to continue to raise awareness for rare inherited retinal disease and Leber congenital amaurosis, which is challenging during a global viral pandemic. We launched it last year because of the coronavirus crisis, when in-person fundraising went dark and we were unable to be with our family and friends in person. It was so fun that we are bringing it back this year, even as COVID restrictions are being lifted in many places. As always, we ask that you adhere to your local requirements, and practice social distancing and mask wearing where required or prudent.

Your entry fee will benefit Sofia Sees Hope, and the education, outreach and advocacy work we are engaged in. We will also make a donation from the entry fees to a 501(c)3 nonprofit of the winner’s choosing (up to $250)! This way you can help a charity in your community that is also doing important work.

Questions? Email us at

How it works

The Scavenger Hunt is open to anyone around the world! The maximum number you can have on your team is 5 (five) but they don’t all have to live in the same house! This could be a fun way to stay in touch with friends or family.

The only equipment you’ll need is a smart phone that can take photos/videos and a Facebook account.

To be officially entered, you must fill out this Google form. Once we receive your entry, you will be emailed confirmation and a link to make your suggested minimum team donation of $100. (Here’s the official rules, etc. you need to know.)

The Scavenger Hunt runs from Friday, May 21 through Monday, May 31. On opening day, you will receive an email with the list of challenges. You must complete 10 (ten) of the challenges by 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, May 31 to be entered into the pool to win.

There will be 2 additional requirements in the game:

  1. To begin, at least ONE member of each team must complete a quiz about rare disease. You will receive a link to the quiz in the confirmation email.
  2. On the last day, Wednesday, May 20, at least ONE member of each team must share 3 facts about Leber congenital amaurosis or rare disease on their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag Sofia Sees Hope (@sofiaseeshope on all platforms). It can be 3 facts included in 1 post, or 3 separate posts.

You will post all your photos and/or videos in this Facebook group as you complete challenges. Once you are confirmed as entered in the hunt, you will be invited to join the Facebook group. The group is private, meaning that no one outside it can see who is a member, or any of the posts.

And the winner is …

Every team that completes 10 challenges by the hunt’s end will be entered into a random drawing for the winner.

The winner will be able to designate a 501(c)3 nonprofit of his/her choosing to receive a donation from Sofia Sees Hope!

The winner will be announced Friday, June 4 in the Facebook group, on our public social media platforms, and notified by email.

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