Blind and visually impaired people in many countries use the familiar white cane with a red band at the bottom. Lions help increase awareness of this "symbol of independence" – and the laws governing its use – during international white cane events.
White cane events take place worldwide on the following designated dates:
During these events, Lions help to educate the public about the aspirations, hopes and abilities of people who are blind or visually impaired.
For more information about the white cane, download the Lions White Cane Fact Sheet.
Lions and LCIF have helped provide nearly 8,000,000 cataract surgeries as part of the SightFirst program, bringing sight to millions of people.