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Bright Eyes is Running for Cancer – and you can help!


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. Keys1002

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:


The New Tampa YMCA Spin-a-thon


At Bright Eyes, we believe in strong relationships with the community. In addition to providing eye care for those in need, we have been longstanding supporters of the YMCA.

I routinely work out at the Y and since this year has been quite cold, I’ve especially enjoyed the spin classes, also called studio cycling. So I was excited to see that there was going to be a spin fundraiser: The Spinathon on Saturday, March 20th at the New Tampa YMCA!

The idea is simple: A person or team of people will do four consecutive hours of spin class. They take donations to raise money for the YMCA Building Strong Kids Campaign. The Building Strong Kids Campaign is a nation-wide campaign to raise money for after-school care, swim lesson, camps, leadership training, and other programs for kids not just in Hillsborough County, but around the country.

Why donations? (Get it? “Y Donations!”, lol ) From the YMCA webpage: “Simply put, your gift changes lives. Every dollar given to the YMCA goes directly to help children and families participate in YMCA memberships and programs, regardless of their financial circumstances. Through YMCA involvement, families become closer, children grow and blossom, seniors discover new energy, and those with disabilities find new abilities and new hope.”

Check out this wonderful video about Building Strong Kids, click here.

And if you like to read some wonderful testimonials, click here.

The entire staff of Bright Eyes will be taking turns spinning away for four hours straight. We are planning on getting team shirts and everything. You won’t miss us. It will be a blast!

There are three ways to support us in the Spinathon:

1) Drop a donation in the Spinathon box at Bright Eyes: check or cash is fine.

2) Use this handy Chipin widget via Paypal. (It is SO easy!)

3) You can donate directly to YMCA: Just click here and then tell us how much you donated for our team!

Look forward to photos and results! Let us know if you’d rather your gift be anonymous. Or consider forming a team of you own!!

UPDATE: To ensure that we reach our goal, we will be donating 5% of all sales on glasses to the Spin-a-thon between now and March 20th. If you’d like to match our donation, then let us know!



Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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