In spite of Covid-19, the Saskatchewan Lions and private donors, through the Saskatchewan Lions Foundation completing the Retinopathy of Prematurity Program at the Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital, and making a major commitment to STARS Saskatchewan.

An additional $40 000 collected by the Saskatchewan Lions Foundation (from Lions Clubs and individual donors) has been turned over to the Children’s Hospital for support services for the Retinopathy of Prematurity Program. This final portion of the funds was recently presented by Saskatchewan Lions Foundation Chair PDG Ron Belke, and the plaque signifying the LCIF donation by LCIF Trustee Garnet Davis.

This involvement in the provision of equipment for the new Children’s Hospital is representative of one of the priorities of the Foundation – that is children’s health. The Foundation will continue to take donations directed toward the improvement of health services for children in Saskatchewan.

In addition to this milestone event, the Saskatchewan Lions Foundation recently presented a cheque for $20 000 to STARS for their Equipment Fund. This represented contributions directed to STARS through the Foundation. At the same time, recognition was made of approximately $32 000 donated directly to STARS by individual Lions clubs for operations expenses. STARS is a priority of the Foundation, and the Foundation will continue to take donations.

Lions continue to SERVE! Even through Covid-19!The Retinal Camera along with personnel from the NICU team.  L-R they are Dr. Sibasis Daspal, Dr. Vasudha Guntla, and Dr. Lawrence Givelichian.

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