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  The Hot Springs Village Evening Lions in conjunction with American Diabetes Association of Arkansas will be sponsoring the Second Annual Lions for Diabetes Awareness Walk and Health Fair at the Ponce de Leon Center, at 1101 Desoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village, AR. The date is Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 and the goal is to promote and support diabetes awareness in Arkansas.


     Lions Clubs primarily support Visual Impairment.  History dates this support back to 1925 when Lions Clubs were challenged at their convention by Helen Keller to help the blind.  It is well-known that diabetes is a leading cause of blindness affecting people in the United States and around the world.  With this in mind, the Lions started a Diabetes Awareness program called Strides.

     Lions Walk for Diabetes Awareness program (Strides) is an effective way for Lions to educate their communities about diabetes prevention and control.  It is an active method of informing the public about diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of vision loss in adults of working age in industrialized countries.

     To date, the Hot Springs Village Evening Lions Club has contributed almost $1.5 million to Visual Impairment and other charities.  All Lions are volunteers, and all monies raised goes directly to help those in need.  Your support is appreciated and will assist us in making this second Diabetes Awareness Walk (Strides) a success!

     For more information contact Ed Smith at 214-7384362 or Larry Bauer at 479-802-1009.


Larry Bauer


Hot Springs Evening Lions