Atlanta Lions Georgia State Convention Ad

The Atlanta Lions Club will be placing an ad in the Georgia State Convention program. Here is the ad:

Atlanta Lions Georgia State Convention 2011 Ad

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Lions Join Atlanta Dream Women’s College Basketball Finals

Here is the photo taken last night at the Atlanta Dream sponsored  NCAA Women’s Basketball National Title game viewing party at Hudson Grille.  Three members of the Atlanta Lions were in attendance and had a photo shot with Star, the Atlanta Dream mascot.  All our Lions had their pins on! We used the opportunity to promote Lions and the June 26th event.

Atlanta Lions Support:

Atlanta Lions Club Teams Up with the Atlanta Dream

Atlanta DreamLeaderdogs for the Blind will be the community spotlight of the night during the Sunday, June 26, 2011 Atlanta Dream vs San Antonio Silver Stars, at Philips Arena!

Show your support for the Leader Dogs for the Blind and the Atlanta Lions Club…..And enjoy a great game at the same time!

50% of all ticket sales purchased through the special link below will be donated to the Leader Dogs!

Leader dogs - Atlanta Dream vs San Antonio Silver Stars

Click on the logo above to purchase tickets for the game!

Promo code: leaderdogs

Your $20 purchase includes a ticket to the Atlanta Dream vs San Antonio matchup at Philips arena. With $10 going back to Leader Dogs for the Blind! (tickets can be held at will call on game day or printed online)

Be sure to bring your family and friends, and spread the word!

There are more ways for you to participate:

  • Vision stations will be present for eye screenings compliments of The Georgia Lions Lighthouse.
  • Used eyeglass receptacles will be at each entrance to take donated used glasses. Voucher for a free ticket to a future Atlanta dream game will be given to fans who bring in glasses that can be donated.
  • Visit with the dream mascot, win stuffed “leader dog puppies”, t-shirts and more!!

The Lions Club that sells the most tickets will recieve a Luxury Box for 25 people for use at a future Atlanta Dream game, and a trophy and $500.00 cash.

Any questions, please contact Jessica Madison at 678-510-7467 or jessica.madison@atlantadream.net.

Please contact all your friends and co-workers about this game.

Thanks to 1690 WMLB and 1160 WCFO Newstalk for sponsoring us!

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White Cane Month

Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues:

As you might know, the Atlanta Lions Club was one of 3 clubs that started the Lighthouse over 60 years ago! The Lighthouse’s annual White Cane campaign raises money for its eye surgery program, which provides over 350 surgeries every year to low-income Georgians, such as Vernie.

Soon after Vernie retired last year, her husband passed away from colon cancer. Though she’d hoped to live on her husband’s savings, a cataract has developed in her left eye, which has made it impossible for her to play the piano, read, or drive to visit her grandchildren across town. Uninsured and still a year away from receiving social security, Vernie cannot afford the surgery she needs to prevent herself from going blind. She is scheduled to receive surgery through the Lighthouse soon, but she needs your help.

Please donate today to help the Atlanta Lions Club reach its fundraising goal of [$50,000, the cost of 33 surgeries]. Your donations to the Lighthouse Foundation will help Georgians like Vernie see more clearly and live fuller, more independent lives.

Please know that we are extremely grateful for anything you can or are willing to do. No amount is too small or too large.

Thank you sincerely for your support!

To donate, visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/atlantalionsclub/White-Cane-Month.

Drive for Better Vision

Help the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Serve over 7500 People in Need

You can play hooky, play a round of golf and do the right thing at the same time. Our mission at the Lighthouse Foundation is to provide eye exams, glasses and even surgeries to Georgians who can’t afford that care.* All you have to do is come out and tee it up, or be a tournament sponsor. Join us for a day of competitions, prizes and food while you contribute to the Lions who make it possible for thousands of Georgians to see and hear better.

Where:
The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm 3030 Bradshaw Club Drive Woodstock, GA 30188

When:
October 18, 2010 9am Shotgun Start
Buffet lunch, awards and prizes!
Get Involved – Make a Difference

  • Play a round of golf : $75 includes everything!
  • Be a Hole Sponsor: $250 per hole for your company name and logo.
  • Be a Tournament Sponsor: $500 to have your name and logo on everything!
  • Give us some swag: Donate whatever you can in gifts and doorprizes.

We plan to raise $5000 or more for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation.

Please call one of the following tour organizers and lend your support:
Scott Rogers – Tournament Chair: 678-886-6800
Blake Ivey: 770-855-8670
Mike Rapp : 404-455-6714
Steve Brett : 404-210-3437
David Gallagher: 678-360-5023

* Georgians who are uninsured, underinsured, and fall 200% below the Federal Poverty Guideline.

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Jimmy Carter Dedicates Statue

Oak Brook, Illinois, January 27, 2009 – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will dedicate the “Gift of Sight” statue on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Lions Clubs International headquarters, 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook.

The statue symbolizes Lions Clubs International Foundation’s (LCIF) ongoing collaborative efforts to combat preventable blindness and is a gift to Lions from The Carter Center.

The bronze statue depicts a child leading a man blinded by river blindness. For hundreds of years, a child leading a blind elder has been the fate of families stricken with river blindness, or onchocerciasis, in Africa and Latin America.

The dedication of the statue is part of a two-day symposium at Lions Clubs International headquarters where leading sight and health organizations from around the world will gather to discuss positive youth development and blindness prevention. A Lions club member, President Carter has long joined Lions in their fight to save and restore sight.

“Rosalynn and I have seen the devastating effects that blinding diseases have on individuals and their families. The Carter Center and Lions Clubs International Foundation, along with other vital partners, are working to preserve the vision of millions of people in Africa and the Americas,” said Carter Center Founder President Carter. “Thanks to these coordinated efforts, river blindness is nearly eliminated from the Western Hemisphere.”

LCIF recently completed a three-year global fundraising campaign, raising $203 million to continue and expand LCIF’s SightFirst program worldwide. Fifty million will fund projects to combat emerging threats to sight in the U.S. and other developed countries, such as conditions related to diabetes, low vision and glaucoma. More than $100 million will support programs that control and eliminate the major causes of blindness, such as river blindness, cataract and trachoma. The remaining $50+ million will fund support new research initiatives and rehabilitation.

LCIF has a long history of partnering with The Carter Center and Merck & Co, Inc. to fight river blindness. Through these joint efforts, experts predict river blindness will be eliminated in Latin America by the year 2012.

“It is a great honor to have former President Jimmy Carter dedicate this symbolic statue,” said Lions Clubs International President, Albert Brandel. “This partnership program is preventing and eliminating blindness around the world, and Lions are proud to take a hands-on approach.”

Currently river blindness is prevalent in Latin America and Africa and is transmitted by the bite of a black fly. The disease is often blinding but can be treated through medication. Merck has donated 600 million doses of this medicine through its MECTIZAN Donation Program to LCIF and other partners, and LCIF has awarded more than $30 million to The Carter Center for river blindness and other eye disease control programs through the Lions-Carter Center SightFirst Initiative. Lions play a vital local role in the programs, helping educate people on the diseases, distributing the drug and providing for eye health training and equipment.

“We are very proud to be a part of this global partnership effort to help eliminate river blindness,” said Dr. Vlad Hogenhuis, Senior Vice President of Neuroscience and Ophthalmics at Merck & Co., Inc. “Merck is committed to vision care and improving the lives of patients around the world through research, development and delivery of breakthrough medications.”

Partnerships with leading NGOs and corporations play a key role in enabling Lions to promote and expand the global humanitarian effort to combat preventable blindness.

The statue was commissioned by The Carter Center Board Chair, John Moores. The sculptor, R.T. “Skip” Wallen, internationally recognized sculptor and printmaker from Juneau, Alaska volunteered his time to produce the original bronze study. Other life-size castings of the “Gift of Sight” statue are located at The Carter Center in Atlanta and Merck & Co, Inc. Headquarters in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, as well as four additional locations worldwide.

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Christina Wins WOW Award

Christina LennonAtlanta Woman Magazine recently announced its 2009 WOW women and Executive Director of the Lighthouse Foundation, Christina Lennon, was among those named.

Over the last three years Christina has helped the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation nearly triple its budget and increase services in some programs as much as 10 fold. Her leadership and ingenuity are what’s earned her a place among 20 other women in Atlanta’s business world.

She will be honored beside top executives at Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, CNN World-wide, American Cancer Society and AT&T at a ceremony on Jan. 13, 2009, at the Georgia Aquarium.

For more information on the ceremony and luncheon visit http://www.atlantawomanmag.com.

New LCIF Funded Eye Clinic

Oak Brook, Illinois, USA, December 10, 2008— Today the Lions Clubs International – LSU Eye Clinic was inaugurated. University staff, local Lions and Lions Clubs International Past President Jimmy Ross attended the launch event. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded a grant of $500,000 to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center’s Department of Ophthalmology to establish the Lions Clubs International – LSU Eye Clinic.

This clinic, part of the LSU Interim Hospital system, provides vision care for the medically indigent and for patients sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Louisiana. The clinic is directed by Bruce A. Barron, M.D., Clinical Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology. Funding for the clinic was made possible by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Program at LCIF, which provides support for vital public facilities and programs helping damaged regions recover and resume functioning.

“For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, there is a facility devoted specifically to the provision of eye care for people in the greater New Orleans area who do not have health insurance, thanks to this generous gift from LCIF. This facility has state-of-the-art equipment that allows diagnosis and treatment of devastating eye conditions. The patients whom I have seen at the Lions Clubs International – LSU Eye Clinic have all expressed an enormous amount of gratitude that such a clinic is now available to them. Most of them have been through a lot of stress since the hurricane, and this clinic has relieved their anxiety about eye care,” said Barron.”It is a privilege for the members of this committee, on behalf of Lions Clubs members from all over the world, who have given so generously of their time and money to provide through Lions Clubs International Foundation, the resources to help establish this clinic. This clinic will be an important resource in this underserved area,” said Loweill Bonds, LCIF Hurricane Katrina Committee Chairperson and past international director.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 Lions clubs in 205 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since it was founded in 1968, Lions Clubs International Foundation has awarded more than 9,000 grants totaling more than $640 million dollars.

For more information on the LSU Eye Center of Excellence and its research programs, go to http://www.lsu-eye.lsuhsc.edu.