Breast Cancer Awareness Month
While Lions act to Share The Vision and celebrate World Sight Day in October, we also observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all that Lions Clubs do to promote early detection, treatment and support for those impacted by breast cancer.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has given more than $3.6 million towards cancer-related grants, including more than $800,000 for women’s cancer support. Lions and LCIF team up to provide cancer screening equipment to hospitals, cancer clinic establishment and expansion, mobile screening units and more.
This includes a $75,000 standard grant to Venezuela District E-1 for a mammography machine. By obtaining this equipment and promoting mammograms on the radio and TV through public service announcements, the Lions in Venezuela have provided approximately 13,000 women with screenings per year through a Lions-owned cancer prevention center.
Another great example of Lions and LCIF making a difference for women is in District 351, Lebanon. There, Lions received a $66,000 standard grant from LCIF to equip three breast cancer screening clinics: two in Lebanon and one in Jordan. Combined, the clinics screen approximately 10,000 women each year for breast cancer.
How is your Lions club observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month?