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Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness Banner Patch Award


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Lions Clubs International will recognize a Lions club with a free Strides Banner Patch Award if the club has met the following conditions:  

  • hosted a Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness event, or

  • assisted another Lions club(s) in organizing and conducting a Strides event;

  • fulfilled the award criteria (see below); and

  • reported the Strides event online in MyLCI by selecting the category “Strides Walk” on the Service Activity Report (SAR).


Award Criteria:
To qualify for the Strides Banner Patch Award, a Lions club should fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • organize and conduct a Strides community event that promotes healthy exercise such as walking, running, cycling, dancing, skating, hula-hooping or other healthy exercise activity;

  • form a committee of at least five Lions to plan and organize the Strides event;

  • involve community leaders and partners;

  • publicize the event to the community;

  • use the Lions Clubs International Strides Program planning resources;

  • use diabetes awareness/educational resources produced by the diabetes association located in the club’s country, LCI diabetes partners or other local health professionals; and

  • complete the online Services Activity Report (SAR) in MyLCI giving a brief summary of the Strides event and including one or more photographs.

The current Lions club president will receive the banner patch award for the club’s first reported Strides event in each fiscal year. Each club may receive only one banner patch per fiscal year.  

For further information or questions, contact programs@lionsclubs.org.


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