Increasing diabetes awareness in your community is the first step to helping others lead healthier lives. By understanding the causes and risks of diabetes, people can work to prevent the disease before it becomes serious. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, and can be prevented through a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle.
In the video above, Lions in India stress the importance of diabetes awareness. To promote awareness in your community, consider organizing a Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness event, which gets community members moving while learning more about how they can be healthy.
Do you have any diabetes project success stories to share?
Are you on Pinterest? We are! Pinterest is a wonderful way to share inspiring images of your club’s service, as well as find new ideas for future projects. The site allows you to collect your favorite images from around the web into one place. Create Pinterest boards for holiday projects, environmental service projects, inspirational quotes, youth activities, disaster relief and even your own club’s projects. Follow other clubs and service organizations to see what’s inspiring them to serve in their communities.
Follow Lions Clubs on Pinterest and check out our many pin boards that focus on Lions making an impact across the globe.
How does your club use social sharing sites like Pinterest?
The latest edition of Lions Quarterly features the Whitefish Lions Club from Montana, USA, and its farm-to-school vegetable garden. The Lions involve the entire community, from students, parents and teachers to local businesses, in helping provide healthier school lunches through their garden. Students learn about healthy eating and where their food comes from, and enjoy fresh, nutritious, local organic produce on their lunch trays every day.
Watch the video above to learn more about this project.
Consider planting a farm-to-school garden as one of your Lions club’s community projects. How do you think this project could benefit your community?
Among the many types of community work that Lions do across the globe, providing clean water is one that makes a huge impact. There are many areas of the world that do not have access to clean water. A lack of clean water can lead to serious health issues and even death, which is why the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) offers grants that helps Lions bring clean water supply to those in need.
The above photo features members of the Palm Cotonou, Cotonou Dauphin and Castel Sant’Angelo Lions Clubs in Bénin, who developed a water supply for eight latrines in nearby communities with the help of LCIF.
How is your Lions club addressing the global water issue?
The Iowa Lions Eye Bank was established in 1955, after Dr. Alson E. Braley approached the Iowa Lions regarding the need for an eye bank in the Midwest. Since then, the Iowa Lions have supported the eye bank, which is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of sight through the recovery, evaluation and distribution of human eye tissue.
Watch the video above to learn how the Iowa Lions Eye Bank saved one young woman’s sight and changed her life.
Lions continue to provide disaster relief services to victims of Superstorm Sandy. Lions clubs in Montville, Connecticut, worked with Tri-Town Foods to donate 1,500 pounds of food to…
In this video segment from the latest Lions Quarterly, Lions in New Zealand provide community services for children during the holiday season by hand crafting toys for those…
Every day, close to one billion people worldwide go hungry. During December and January, Lions around the world are encouraged to participate in the Relieving the Hunger Global…
Since Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States in late October, Lions have been reaching out to those affected by the devastation. Through volunteer efforts…