‘Stride’ with the Lions to help fight diabetes

Published 1:52 pm Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Want to take a walk while helping a good cause? Then mark your calendars for Saturday, March 28 and makes plans to be a part of the “Strides” Lion Walk for Diabetes Awareness, part of the Lions District 34-N Convention in the Camellia City that weekend.

Registration is at 7 a.m. with the walk beginning at 8 a.m. at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. Cost is $10 per walker with all proceeds going to Southeastern Diabetic Services (Camp Seale Harris) as a District 34N donation.

“Diabetes awareness is a top priority for Lions Club International, the world’s largest service organization,” said Greenville Lions president, Hubert Little.

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“As part of our district convention being held in Greenville that weekend, we are holding our Lions walk to inform the public about diabetes. The Lions fully support preservation of sight as ‘knights of the blind,’ and diabetes happens to be the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults.”

In 1984, Lions International adopted the Diabetes Awareness Program in an effort to reduce new cases of diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetes affects over 20 million children and adults in the United States and over 6 million are unaware they have the disease.

“This event is open to anyone, not just Lions and their families, who wants to come and enjoy some exercise and help a really good cause,” Little said.

For more info, contact Hubert Little at 382-6383.