Lions/University of South Alabama Eye Research Institute

Lions/USA Eye Research is an official project of District 34C. In 1990 when Lions Club International announced an aggressive global blindness prevention program "Sight First", Lions in south Alabama wanted to participate and this was the birth of our great eye research program. Since 1990, we have raised over $1,313,000 and spent only the interest on principal funds, awarded more than $450,000 to our scientists, and received matching funds from LCIF for the purchase of research equipment. Our goal is to prevent blindness; at this time we have numerous scientists working on vision research projects. We hope you will click on the video link below to learn more about this project. Recent projects inlude a quanteon flow cytometer, 10X genomics, and a x-irradiator. 

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Alabama Lions Sight

Alabama Lions Sight is a 501(c)(3) non-profit state project of the Lions Clubs of Alabama. Funding medically necessary eye care for low-income adults and children, and providing vision screenings in school and communities across the state, the Lions have truly made the difference between blindness and sight for thousands of people.

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Camp Seale Harris

Camp Seale Harris is a summer residential program located at Camp ASCCA (Alabama's Special Camp for Children and Adults) that encourages and motivates youth to reach their full potential despite diabetes, and it teaches families how to serve as the primary educators and supporters for children & adolescents living with this illness.

With the assistance of a host of volunteer staff to include physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, dieticians, pharmacists, camp counselors, teachers, and friends, youth living with diabetes can engage in the typical camp activities that all children love and expect from camp: swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and horseback riding.

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Lions/Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama Eye Examinations

Lions Club of Mobile and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama have partnered in doing eye examinations for Mobile’s youth since 2002. This is annual screening that the Mobile Lions Club takes to the facilities of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama.  We have completed over 10,000 eye examinations.

Vision Screening for the Homeless at Homeless Connect

Annually since 2014, Housing First, Inc. hosts Project Homeless Connect. This service fair is for homeless individuals, and families of Mobile and Baldwin counties. The Mobile Lions Club volunteers to provider vision screen to the homeless at this annual event, generally held in January.

Coastal Clean Up

The Alabama "Coastal Clean Up" generally occurs during National Estuaries Week in September each year.  The Mobile Lions Club does it's part and volunteers in this annual environmental event.  This is always a fun event to collaborate with other civic organizations to help clean up the coast. From Blakely State Park in Baldwin County, to McNally Park in Mobile County, the Mobile Lions Clubs has volunteered to clean up our coast!

Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer is a not only global cause of the Lions Club International, but it hits the hearts of the Mobile Lions Club as well.   The Berry Strong Foundation was established after Caroline Berry, a Spanish Fort Student, had passed away from childhood cancer. To honor Caroline and her passion for raising awareness and research funding for all types of childhood cancer, her family created the Berry Strong Foundation. Each year, the Mobile Lions Club provides financial assistance to this worthy foundation, of which, 100% of the funding raised goes towards assisting a child with cancer.


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