Celebrating Over 30 Years of Service
(1980 - 2013)
Lions Fight to STOP Diabetes and Work to Improve the Lives of Those Living with Diabetes!
Diabetes: Know the Symptoms. Know Your Risk.
Diabetes is a condition of abnormally elevated blood sugar. The symptoms of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) can come on suddenly or gradually and can signal a medical crisis:
Extreme thirst; frequent urination; drowsiness; lethargy; sugar in urine; sudden vision changes; increased appetite; sudden weight loss; fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath; heavy, labored breathing; stupor; unconsciousness.
If you think that you or your child might have diabetes, call a doctor immediately and drink fluids WITHOUT SUGAR, if able to swallow, to prevent dehydration. For more information and to assess your own diabetes risk, go to www.diabetes.org.
Lions are dedicated to diabetes awareness and improving the lives of those living with diabetes, the leading cause of preventable blindness in adults and a growing national health crisis for children and adults. To support Lions' diabetes awareness and prevention efforts in the local community and throughout Florida and the Bahamas, visit the Multiple District 35 Diabetes Awareness Foundation website.
January 6, 2013 – As a follow-up to our November 2012 event, our club presented a diabetes awareness and education event at the Parkland Farmer's Market. We provided education about the risk factors for diabetes and how to recognize early warning signs of the disease. Our certified Lions diabetes screeners also provided free blood glucose screenings adults and children.
October 20, 2012 – Each year, our team participates in the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk to STOP Diabetes at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, FL. This year, we raised close to $4,000 in donations to go toward prevention efforts, public education, and research into a cure for diabetes. We are proud of being named one of the highest fundraising team among all participating clubs and organizations. We now look forward to March, when several of our very motivated Lions will be riding again in the ADA's Tour de Cure bike-a-thon to fundraise, have a good time, and get some great exercise!
Through charitable donations and visits from our mascot, Leo the Lion, our club also supports the Broward Health Foundation's Camp Coral Kids, a two-week summer day camp in Coral Springs for kids with Type 1 diabetes. See the links below to learn more about this program and other diabetes camps in the region.
For detailed information about diabetes:
For information about children with diabetes:
The 2nd Annual Back to School Shopping Spree
Was a Phenomenal Success!
The Latest and Grrrrrrreatest!
Lions Ron, Ralph, and Jay (as Leo) visit summer campers at the Broward Health Foundation's Camp Coral Kids for children with Type 1 diabetes. Lions Ron, Ralph, and Jay (as Leo) visit summer campers at the Broward Health Foundation's Camp Coral Kids for children with Type 1 diabetes. Lions Ron, Ralph, and Jay (as Leo) visit summer campers at the Broward Health Foundation's Camp Coral Kids for children with Type 1 diabetes.
October 2011 -- International Peace Poster Contest -- Winning posters: Emily Ehrlich (Ramblewood Middle School, top left); Dara Weinstein (Donna Klein Jewish Academy, top right). Honorable mention went to Meghan T. (Ramblewood, bottom left) and Eva D. (DKJA, bottom right)
October 2011 -- National White Cane Safety Day
Lions Marty, Jay, and Ron (left) hand out literature on Florida's white cane safety law to protect blind pedestrians and collect donations to benefit Lions charities. Lions John and Mabel (right) pose with club mascot, Leo the Lion, who handed out balloons and stickers to the kids.
In the Spring -- Leo the Lion helps kick off the Challenger Baseball season opener!
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