A former CBM Ophthalmologist is to run his first marathon in Edinburgh to raise money for CBM.
Dr. Richard Bowman will be taking to the streets of Edinburgh on Sunday 22nd of May to raise money to "continue to help restore sight to children needlessly blind in Africa and elsewhere through CBM's work".
"I am running the Edinburgh Marathon because I like a physical challenge. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and my brother-in-law entered it and I want to beat him!" he told us.
You can support Richard's first marathon and the work of CBM by sponsoring him at JustGiving - the quickest and most secure way to show your support.
Dr Bowman's work with CBM
Dr Bowman worked with CBM as an Ophthalmologist in Dar es Salaam for eight years. He worked as an eye surgeon at the CBM-supported Comprehensive Community-Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) hospital, where around 7,000 operations are performed each year to save or restore sight.
In 2006, Richard was appointed Director of Training at CCBRT and Honorary Lecturer at Muhimbili University College of Health Services (the national teaching hospital).
"I may have seen 100 patients in a day and had difficulty remembering names and faces, but for each of them it might be a life changing experience." - Dr Richard Bowman
Richard is now a Consultant in London and a part-time academic at ICEH (International Centre for Eye Health), where he is funded by CBM.