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Former President Jimmy Carter Dedicates 'Gift of Sight' Statue at Lions Club International Headquarters in Recognition of Lions' Blindness Prevention Efforts
Date:1/22/2009

Lions pledge additional $203 million to fight preventable blindness

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by Lions Clubs International:

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Who: Former President and Lion Jimmy Carter, The Carter Center founder; Lions Clubs International President Albert Brandel; experts in the blindness prevention field.

What: Dedication of the "Gift of Sight" statue, a gift from The Carter Center to recognize Lions' efforts to collaboratively combat preventable blindness and announcement of $203 million in funding to continue Lions SightFirst efforts. Resources will go toward research, distribution of medicine, training eye health care workers, equipping hospitals and providing preventative care for thousands of people each year.

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Arrive by 1:00 p.m. to register and clear security

Where: Lions Clubs International Headquarters, 300 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook -- Dedication ceremony will take place outside front entrance.

Why: To honor Lions Clubs International's ongoing collaborative effort to combat preventable blindness. The dedication of the statue corresponds with a two-day symposium being held at Lions' headquarters. Representatives from leading organizations from around the world will gather to discuss youth development and blindness prevention.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in 45,000 clubs in more than 203 countries and geographical areas around the world. Lions Clubs International Foundation is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International. LCIF was ranked by a Financial Times' study as the number one non-governmental organization with which to partner. Established in 1968, LCIF has been involved with blindness prevention and treatment for nearly 20 years through the SightFirst program. LCIF has awarded $231 million for sight programs and prevented serious vision loss for 30 million people. Learn more at www.lionsclubs.org and www.lcif.org.


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