Since its inception, Bright Eyes has been very involved in the community and has made charitable giving a goal. Over the years, we have participated in many programs and fundraisers.
In May 2018, we are doing something radical, Dr. Beth, Dr. Nate, Melissa, and Lindsay are part of teams that are running the Keys 100 to raise money for The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, Inc. This is a 100 mile relay road race that starts in Key Largo and ends at the Mile 0 marker in Key West. Each of the participants is currently training for their segment, an average about 16 miles.
As you likely know, the Florida Keys was devastated by Hurricane Irma last fall. Fortunately, the Bright Eyes staff and office buildings were spared but many people in the Keys were not so lucky. One very real challenge is that while many people generously donate to charities helping directly rebuild, many times that money is redirected from other charities that would normally receive donations.
The KEYS100 fundraising will benefit “The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, Inc." This 501 (c) (3) organization has been the primary recipient of KEYS100 funding the past nine years. Since its founding in 1998, “The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, Inc.” has been providing support to patients and their families from Key Largo to Key West with financial assistance, educational materials and information, cancer screenings, emotional support, follow-up and referral services for prostate, breast, colon and other forms of cancer.
Our team goal is to raise $2,250 by the race day, May 19, 2018. Our members have been active and have already raised over $500. YOU can help with any donation, large or small. You can contribute at our GoFundMe Page here:
It is our sincerest hope that our effort will not only fuel us on race day, but also allow us to make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer. All money raised through this campaign will directly benefit the Cancer Foundation and patients in the Florida Keys!
-Dr. Nate, Dr. Beth, and the Bright Eyes Team.
You can watch a video of another team here: