Cape Girardeau Lions Club donates $2,000 to improve sight

Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Cape Girardeau Noon Lions Club recently presented the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation with a $2,000 donation to fund programs dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight.

Lions Clubs of Missouri have given their volunteer and financial support to the Foundation for sight saving programs since its inception in 1960.

The long-standing commitment to preserving and restoring the sight of people throughout Missouri and around the world includes finding the causes and cures of blinding eye diseases through scientific research, preserving sight through eye care programs and making sight restoration possible through eye banking.

Programs that will benefit from the Cape Girardeau Noon Lions donation include free glaucoma detection screening, free vision screening for Missouri children, free eye-care assistance for indigent Missourians, the eyeglass recycling program to help less fortunate residents in third world countries, support of ocular research and the Heartland Lions Eye Banks, which provides the gift of sight to five people daily by providing donated human corneal tissue for transplant.

For more information contact Tiffany Esterline, public relations and development Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation, at (573) 443-1471.

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