Jump to Main Content
Lions Clubs International Lions Clubs International
Jump to Footer

Health Programs

Health Programs

Health Programs that Focus on Vision, Diabetes and More

Lions are known as "knights of the blind," focusing on programs and services for the blind and visually impaired – and aim to eliminate preventable and reversible blindness. But we also participate in other community programs and projects.

  • Lions support local and large-scale global health programs to prevent and control diabetes, a growing world epidemic, and diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in middle-aged adults. 
  • Lions help to fight hunger around the world through activities that include food drives, school lunch programs, provisions of food at soup kitchens and homeless shelters, support of global food banks and more.
  • And around the world, many Lions service projects have an impact on health. For example, Lions in the United Kingdom funded the first fully equipped ambulance for newborns in Bosnia and Herzegovina. And Lions in the Cayman Islands have worked to increase awareness and early detection of breast cancer.

Jump to Top