Keeler Sponsors Optometrist Marathon Runner
Keeler is sponsoring optometrist David Good as he attempts to complete several running events this year in order to raise money for National Eye Research.
David works as an Optometrist and Clinic Manager at the Newmedica Glaucoma Clinic in the Bristol Eye Hospital. The money raised will be donated to leading eye charity National Eye Research that funds research into the causes, treatment and prevention of eye disabilities and blindness.
As part of his campaign, David has already completed the Weston-Super-Mare Tough Ten (10 miles), the Bath Half Marathon, the Frenchay 10k, the Bristol 10k, the Tewkesbury Half Marathon and the Westonbirt Triathlon and it is hoped he will finish out the season with the September Bristol Half Marathon and the October Abingdon Marathon, a total of over 100 miles!
This is David’s third year at raising much needed funds for National Eye Research but the first in which he has taken on such a large undertaking:
“It is the daily meeting of so many patients with eye disease and poor eyesight that motivates me to want to do more to help. Through sponsorship and continued investment in the National Eye Research Centre it is my hope that more eye conditions can, in the future, be treated if not cured.
This year running 8 events is a huge commitment for me. Keelers’ support, and generous donation to the National Eye Research Centre, will make this challenging training regime all the more worthwhile. “
Keeler’s Marketing Manager Colin West commented:
“Last year David raised nearly £1,200 for national Eye Research and Keeler is delighted to team up with David to better this for 2008.”
If you want to help David, you can make a donation at www.justgiving.com/ukrunningtour2008