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District Lions to walk for diabetes awareness

On April 25, during the Lions District 43Y Convention, members of the Lions Clubs of District 43Y along with friends and families will participate in the "Strides" Lions Walk for Diabetes Awareness.

The walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the golf course on the grounds of Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Total distance covered will be 1.7 miles. Information about diabetes will be available to the public free of charge.

To participate in the walk, contact Wesley Doughman at (606) 632- 3644 or Edison Banks at (606) 633-8121. The cost of the walk is $10. Net proceeds will go to American Diabetes Association Camp Hendon. Camp Hendon is a week-long overnight camp experience specifically designed for children (8-17) with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It is designed and operated by the American Diabetes Association of Southwest Ohio and Kentucky, and is held at Camp KYSOC in Carrollton.

Campers are managed every moment of the day by trained counselors, nurses, doctors and dietitians. For more information contact Erin Crosby at (513) 759- 9330 ext. 6662.

Diabetes awareness was adopted as a long-term commitment of Lions Clubs International in 1984. The Lions Club’s work in this area supports diabetes education, prevention, control and research. A primary objective of the program is to reduce the number of new cases of blindness caused by Diabetic Retinopathy. A screening test can detect diabetes, Lions Clubs often arrange for free diabetes screenings to be performed in their communities.

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