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A Partnership that SAVES SIGHT!

In 2003, Lions Club members in Edmonton and across northern Alberta established the Lions Eye Research Fund (LERF) with the goal to support the Eye Institute of Alberta and the Department of Ophthalmology at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Since then, the progressive collaboration between the Lions Clubs of Alberta and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation has been successful in soliciting funding for priority equipment, education, and innovative programs.

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and the LERF members are extremely pleased to announce that they submitted a Matching Grant Application to the Lions Clubs International Foundation in support of the newest and most advanced laser tool currently available, the Tango NEO SLT/YAG combination laser from Ellex.

Read more about their newest fundraising cause to further improve the eye care patients can receive in Edmonton!

Donations can be made directly to:

Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
10240 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 3V9
Please indicate in the cheque xmemo line: Ellex Tango Laser

Tango NEO SLT/YAG combination laser from Ellex
Tango NEO SLT/YAG combination laser from Ellex

District C-1 Convention 2024

February 23-24, 2024

My sincere thanks go out to the Drayton Valley and Pembina Valley Lions Clubs, Convention Chair Lion Lorna Luchyk, Convention Advisor, PDG Suzanne Leshchyshyn, MC Lion Dylan Fulks, and to every other Lion who attended the District C-1 Convention. You all helped to make it such a success!

Vision Screen Endorsed District C-1 Lions Project

Vision Screening has been endorsed as an ongoing District C-1 Lions project throughout the clubs in the district. A Plusoptix vision screening device has been received through a District and Community Impact Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) grant.

The purpose of the Plusoptix vision screening device is to empower Lions Clubs to detect the most prevalent vision disorders in children as early as possible. The earlier a vision disorder is detected the better it can be treated, and possibly prevented. Lions Clubs can conduct vision screening in children aged 6 months to 12 years by holding community events.

The vision screener device is relatively easy to use, and a great opportunity exists for clubs to meet young families in the community. Organizing the training, developing forms and protocols for District C-1 Lions clubs is underway. Once finalized, clubs will be advised and can signup for training.

vision screener device

It is very exciting to support children’s VISION – one of Lions Clubs International Global Causes!

For more information or to put your name on the list for training, contact:

District C-1 Eye Care – We Care Program
Lion Derwin Bartlett
District C-1 Vision Chairperson
Phone: 902-989-3805
Email: mytyke@yahoo.com

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