In February the River Hills Lions donated checks totaling $16,500 that will support the following Lions projects:
• The South Carolina Lions Charitable Services, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of South Carolina residents by providing services of medical examination and treatment, optical supplies, hearing devices, assistance with eye surgeries and youth activities for underprivileged persons who cannot receive assistance from other government and social agencies
• The Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute which has been South Carolina's center for the management of complex and serious eye diseases for 30 years. As a research institute, Storm Eye enjoys notoriety throughout the world for its innovation and discovery in many fields including intraocular lenses and retinal function and
• Sight First II International Lions flagship global blindness prevention program. Since 1990, Lions have restored sight to more than 30 million people through cataract surgeries, building eye hospitals and training eye health care workers around the world. Funds from this program will enable the Lions to save or restore the vision of more than 37 million people worldwide, develop programs aimed at containing and eliminating the leading causes of avoidable blindness including cataracts, the foremost cause of preventable blindness worldwide.
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For more information about SCLCS, The Storm Eye Institute, Campaign SightFirst II and the River Hills Lions go to riverhillslions.org.