Lions Clubs International Foundation's Campaign SightFirst II has exceeded their $150 million minimum goal and is working toward $200 million challenge goal to sustain the fight against preventable blindness throughout the world. On April 19, 2008 Lions Clubs held a Walk to raise money and awareness for Campaign SightFirst II. Clubs from District 20K2 contributed money and used eyeglasses they had collected.
A recent study by the Lions Clubs International Foundation and the National Eye Institute revealed that Americans lack critical facts about maintaining eye health. The study aims to raise awareness about eye health and incite more Americans to obtain eye exams and checkups. LCIF has partnered with ww.Women'sEyeHealth.org to encourage regular and timely eye care for women. Nearly 70 percent of all people who are blind or visually impaired are women. Factors like age, nutrition, hormone-related issues as well as access to information and treatment put all women at greater risk for eye disease.
Plainview Bethpage Lions Club continues to collect used eyeglasses. Our collection boxes are at Plainview Library, Bethpage Library, Optix, Roslyn Bank (Plainview & Woodbury), Citibank, and Park Avenue Chiropractic (Bethpage). We thank all who wish to help our fellow human beings receive the gift of sight.
Plainview Bethpage Lions Club welcomes inquiries from sincere individuals who wish to serve their communities and "give back." For membership information call Lois 921-6867 or Steve 293-7534.