Message from the Chairperson: LCIF Supports World Sight Day
World Sight Day is fast approaching. On October 13, 2016, organizations around the world will shine a light on preventable blindness. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has been supporting Lions-led initiatives for decades to prevent blindness and empower those who are blind or visually impaired.
Our Sight for Kids partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies (JJVCC) is just one way we are working to provide vision care. The Sight for Kids program has screened the vision of more than 23 million schoolchildren in Asia Pacific, Kenya and Turkey. These children might not otherwise have access to vision screenings. This program provides glasses and follow-up care as needed and is for free to children in need.
As your club prepares to recognize World Sight Day, please keep LCIF and Sight for Kids in mind. For every photo you share through the Donate a Photo app (USA, United Kingdom and Japan only), Johnson & Johnson will give US$1 to the Sight for Kids program. You can also download the Charity Miles app and raise money for Sight for Kids just by taking a walk. Both are easy ways to make a big impact around the world.
Please join LCIF and your fellow Lions by showing your support on World Sight Day and every day.
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada