Walk for Sight
Mark your calendars for. . . May 19, 2012
The Day with the Lions, including the Walk for Sight and Car Show is a major East Tennessee Lions fundraiser to support our humanitarian mission.
2012 Walker and Car Show Registration Form – To Come
Lions are illuminating the world for millions of people who are at risk of vision loss by servicing those who have already lost – or never had – the ability to see, through corneal transplants, eyeglass recycling, strategic partnerships and vision screenings for the public. Imagine if you could help a child read, an adult succeed at work, a senior maintain independence, and provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. Here is your chance!
Each year the Lions Clubs of east Tennessee sponsor the White Cane – Walk for Sight. The money raised is used to support the following agencies or causes designated by the Lions as “White Cane” projects:
- East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank
- Lions World Services for the Blind
- Lions Volunteer Blind Industries
- Leader Dogs for the Blind
- Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
- diabetes awareness
- Lions Quest
- Tennessee School for the Deaf
- Tennessee School for the Blind
To read more about the Lions and our charities, please visit our East Tennessee web site at www.tnlions.org and our international web site at www.lionsclubs.org. The Lions are very proud of the fact that we use 100% volunteer labor for our projects and 100% of contributions are returned to community use and recipient agencies.
Among the countless individuals helped by the Lions through these agencies are:
- Ann W, who would have been legally blind years ago if it weren’t for the East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank. Ann has had three corneal transplants since 1990.
- John B, a Knoxville resident and a former professor at the University of Tennessee, who has been using Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (based in Oak Ridge) for 45 years to advance in his profession and pursue personal interests.
- Nine members of the extended Hayworth family who are also grateful to the Lions. All of them have Retinitis Pigmentosa, a genetic disorder which is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United State, and all are employed by Lions Volunteer Blind Industries in Morristown.
Yes, the financial challenges we face are difficult. But not more difficult than the challenges that the
visually impaired face every day in the basic struggles of living and surviving. Keep the passion for life alive in these people and take pride in knowing you are part of improving lives and impacting
communities for generations to come. Your gift will make such a difference in these trying times.
Lion Jim McFarland
Chair, 2012 Lions Walk for Sight