You Can Make A Difference In A Life

Submitted by Anita Wilkie, Leavenworth Lions Club

Photo by Joe Nilles From left to right Dorothy Nilles, Conrad Delury, Anita Wilkie

Leavenworth Lions Club, a part of Lions Club International, strives to serve those in need. We have established a GoFundMe to help us continue our good works. We are recognizing World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14, as a way to educate and raise awareness about diabetes, one of our global causes, along with our signature cause, vision. Diabetes affects vision, along with other parts of the body. It affects nearly 10% of the world’s adult population and juvenile diabetes is estimated to be affecting one to three million people in the United States. Some staggering statistics:

  • 4 million deaths were caused by diabetes in 2019
  • Over 1.1 million children are living with type 1 diabetes
  • About 463 million people have diabetes; by 2045 this number will reach 700 million
  • 1 in 11 adults has diabetes, and 1 in 2 adults with diabetes goes undiagnosed. Educating and raising awareness about diabetes can make the difference.

As Lions, we provide educational material and testing with our health screening unit. We also send children to diabetes camp each summer. Your donation to our GoFundMe will help us to continue diabetes and community support, along with sustaining our other primary causes for this service year of Vision and Hearing.

Thank you for your donation. You are helping your community members.


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