(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Dr. Mehmet Oz has joined Team Lighthouse Guild and together they will ride through the five boroughs of New York City in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday, May 6. Starting time for the charity bike ride is scheduled for 7:45am.

“I am joining Team Lighthouse Guild for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour to increase awareness of the importance of eye health and vision rehabilitation, and to help raise funds to support vision and health programs provided by Lighthouse Guild,” said Dr. Oz. 

“Over 5 million Americans are blind or visually impaired. Millions more are at risk. Our goal is to make people of all ages aware of the importance of early identification and prevention of vision loss,” Dr. Oz added.

The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest cycling event in the country and one of the most popular athletic events in New York City, covering a 40-mile, traffic-free route past some of New York’s most iconic locations. Lighthouse Guild is a participating charity partner in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Lighthouse Guild and Dr. Oz to the largest and most exciting bike tour in the country,” said Ken Podziba, President and CEO of Bike New York. “We're proud to collaborate with Lighthouse Guild and help raise needed funds to support their important programs and raise awareness of the necessity of good eye health.”

Dr. Alan R. Morse, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild, said, “As the host of the Emmy award-winning The Dr. Oz Show and as a bestselling author, Dr. Oz brings attention to a wide range of health and wellness topics. We thank him for joining with Team Lighthouse Guild to increase awareness and support for eye health and vision care.”

Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild, based in New York, is the leading not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss through coordinated vision and health services. With Lighthouse Guild, people who are at risk for, or affected by, vision loss have access to the resources necessary to lead full, independent and productive lives. To learn more about supporting Lighthouse Guild in the 2018 TD Five Boro Bike Tour go to bike2018.everydayhero.do.

 

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