From now through April 2018, you can enter monthly contests and learn how Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) makes an impact. This first contest is all about our efforts to prevent avoidable blindness and restore sight. Enter now!
Trachoma is one of the oldest known infectious diseases, and repeated infections have led to irreversible blindness in about 8 million people, with another 84 million cases of active disease in need of treatment. Children and women in the poorest and most remote areas of Africa, Asia, South and Central America, the Middle East and Australia are the most susceptible.
LCIF's SightFirst program has been fighting trachoma since 1999, and is part of a global effort to eliminate this preventable eye disease as a public health threat by 2020. Through partners like The Carter Center, Pfizer and the International Trachoma Initiative, LCIF has already supported the delivery of more than 258 million doses of Zithromax,© an antibiotic used to treat trachoma, trained more than one thousand surgeons, and completed more than 400,000 trichiasis surgeries.
Learn how our foundation improves sight for millions of children and adults worldwide, and you could win a special prize. Just complete a few simple tasks-like watching a video or viewing a blog post-that show you what our foundation does.
See who's in the running to win this month's contest. Use the dropdown menu to see the leaders in different languages. The more entries you submit, the more likely you'll see your name on the leaderboard.
One way to enter this month's contest is to upload a photo of your favorite sight: Your significant other? Your grandchildren? A loyal pet? A beautiful flower? Embrace the precious gift of sight by viewing submissions from Lions and Leos worldwide, and add your own to this growing gallery.