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National Non-Profit, EyeCare America, and the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Host Finish Line Celebration for “EyeRide for Sight” Cyclists
Date:7/9/2008

Cross country ride raised more than a half a million dollars for blindness prevention programs.

Baltimore, MD (Vocus) July 9, 2008 -- EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons are partnering together to welcome the EyeRide for Sight team to Annapolis as they conclude their transcontinental bike ride. The ride was intended to educate the public about eye disease, encourage the public to utilize EyeCare America’s free eye care programs and raise funds to support the organization’s efforts to save sight. Funds raised by the ride will allow EyeCare America to provide free medical and surgical eye care to someone in need within the U.S.

“The Maryland Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons is proud to support the EyeRide for Sight and help raise awareness about eye disease in Maryland and across the country,” said Nancy J. Nickles-Dawson, Executive Director of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons.

The four cyclists began their journey at EyeCare America’s headquarters in San Francisco on May 7, 2008. Over the course of two months, the team raised more than a half a million dollars. For every $25 raised, EyeCare America is able to provide free medical eye care to someone in need within the U.S. To make a donation to EyeRide for Sight, log on to www.eyecareamerica.org and click on the “EyeRide for Sight” logo.

"EyeCare America is one of the largest public service programs in the U.S. to offer access to medical and surgical eye care at no cost," said Richard P. Mills, MD, ophthalmologist and Chair of EyeCare America. “Through the EyeRide for Sight, we hope to get the message out to me
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