SAVANNAH—The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is pleased to announce that the Georgia Eye Institute is the Title Sponsor of Run 60 on 60, a fund-raising effort in which local physician Dr. Elizabeth (“Doll”) Miller will run 60 miles on her 60th birthday. Funds raised for the Oct. 1 event will go toward the establishment of a community low-cost spay and neuter clinic for the Savannah area.
Dr. Miller, a LASIK eye surgeon at the Georgia Eye Institute, is a lifelong animal lover who has served on the board of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah since 2006.
The Georgia Eye Institute has physicians serving patients at offices in Savannah, Statesboro, Claxton, Vidalia, Rincon, Richmond Hill and Bluffton, S.C. Founded in 1992, the Institute has fellowship-trained physicians who provide optometric care. The Institute’s team includes sub-specialists with expertise in ophthalmology, cataracts, glaucoma, refractive procedures, cornea procedures, ocular trauma, orbital procedures, retina procedures, vitreous procedures and ocular plastics.
“We are proud of Dr. Miller’s dedication to the Humane Society and hope our $10,000 donation will kick-start her ‘60 on 60’ run to raise $100,000 for a spay and neuter clinic,” said Dr. Robert King, an ophthalmologist at the Georgia Eye Institute. “We hope the patients of Georgia Eye and the Savannah Community will support her effort and donate generously.”
The Savannah Orthopedic Center has been named as a presenting sponsor of the run. Its main facility is in Savannah and there are satellite locations in Rincon and Springfield.
Dr. Miller’s day-long run will begin at The Landings on Skidaway Island and continue through downtown Savannah and out to Tybee Island, before concluding at the Humane Society’s headquarters at 7215 Sallie Mood Dr. at approximately 6 p.m. where a birthday party and fundraising celebration will be held.
To learn more about Run 60 on 60, please visit www.run60on60.org. To make a contribution to support Dr. Miller’s birthday run or to learn about additional sponsorship opportunities, contact Robin Gold at (912) 354-9515 (ext. 106) or Gold.HSGS@gmail.com.
The Humane Society accepts owner surrendered animals and is open during the following hours for viewing and adoption - Mon-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 10-4:30; Sun 12-4 and for intake Tues-Fri 8:30-4; Sat 10-3 and Sun 12-3. The Humane Society’s Web site provides tips to pet owners detailing responsibilities on how to care for and keep animals safe and healthy. Microchip and Low Cost Shot Clinics are also held throughout the year.
For more information about the Humane Society, its thrift shop, and how you can help, go to www.HumaneSocietySAV.org or call 912-354-9515.