Run Across Georgia 2018
Gratefulness to our military and their sacrifices is the inspiration behind a 260 miles run across the entire state of Georgia! For some of us, running a single mile is daunting enough! But like all worthy endeavors, Run Across Georgia is a cooperative effort that requires spirit, grit, and endurance.
An effort of this magnitude takes VISION. West Georgia Eye Care Center is all about vision! Our own Dr. Jimmy Brooks is getting ready to speed off for his 10th consecutive year of participating in the run. We asked Dr. Brooks what motivates him to give up his holiday weekend and embrace the challenge of this run. “I am grateful for the freedoms I enjoy and am glad to honor the men and women who paid the price for those freedoms,” he responded, adding that he believes in local efforts spearheaded by people he knows and trusts. Dr. Brooks is confident that the money goes where it’s supposed to go– right here in our community!
This year, funds raised will benefit:
- The House of Heroes, Chattahoochee Chapter ( https://www.houseofheroes.org/ ) – state and now nationwide non-profit that assists veterans or their widows with necessary home repairs. Run for the Heroes began as a dream of Columbus businessman John Teeples to unite distance runners for a common worthy cause.
- Mercy Med (http://www.mercymedcolumbus.com/ ) – a non-profit medical clinic which serves the working poor and homeless in our community of Columbus and Phenix City.
To make a donation to the Run Across Georgia please follow this link:
Finally, Memorial Day is a somber reminder of the great price that has been paid for us to enjoy our freedoms: West Georgia Eye Care Center considers it a privilege and an honor to provide eye care to our area veterans and their families. We are grateful for the opportunity to support Run Across Georgia, the House of Heroes and Mercy Med. We are also pleased to offer military discounts for many services, and to be a participating TRICARE provider. If you are a veteran with questions about our services, please contact our VA specialist, Kathy Wagner, at 706-323-3491 ext. 7536. We appreciate your service!