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2017

  • July 14, 2017 - Dr. Mercedes Zambrano — Winner of the 2017 Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention
  • March 2, 2017 - Lions Clubs International Foundation Surpasses Exciting Grant Milestone
  • March 1, 2017 - Lions Clubs International Foundation and LDS Charities Partner to Provide Vital Eye Care to Ubaté, Colombia
  • January 9, 2017 - Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention to Recognize Excellence in Field

2016

  • July 15, 2016 - Dr. Sara Mercedes Pozzi - Winner of the 2016 Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention
  • February 2, 2016 - New Year, New Sight for 5,000 Adults and Children in Need
  • January 13, 2016 - Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention to Recognize Excellence in Field

2015

  • September 16, 2015 - Lions Clubs International Foundation Receives Humanitarian Grant from the Anthem Foundation
  • June 23, 2015 - Dr. Virgilio Galvis Ramirez Wins the 2015 Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention
  • June 22, 2015 - LCIF Congratulates China on Trachoma Progress
  • January 30, 2015 - Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention to Recognize Excellence in Field
  • January 5, 2015 - Lions Clubs International Foundation and Lions work with USAID to Improve Educational Opportunities for the Visually Impaired in Macedonia (FYROM)

2014

  • December 4, 2014 - Lions Clubs International Foundation Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
  • October 9, 2014 - Lions Clubs International Celebrates Lions World Sight Day in Iceland by Donating Medical Equipment
  • October 6, 2014 - Lions Clubs International Foundation Expands Sight for Kids Partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Expansion to Kenya and Turkey Celebrated on World Sight Day
  • May 16, 2014 - Carter Center, Lions Clubs International Foundation Announce Expanded Partnership to Pursue Elimination of Blinding Trachoma and River Blindness in Four African Countries
  • April 2, 2014 - LCIF Promotes the Life-Saving Value of Vaccines for World Immunization Week
  • February 25, 2014 - Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention to Recognize Excellence in Uruguay

2013

  • October 30, 2013 - LCIF Joins International Stakeholders for GAVI Alliance Vaccination Summit
  • July 29, 2013 - LCIF Shares in Celebration of River Blindess Elimination in Colombia
  • July 16, 2013 — LCIF Announces the Winner of the 2013 Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention
  • July 8, 2013 - Lions Clubs International Announces Historic Expansion of Partnership with Special Olympics
  • June 6, 2013 - Lions Clubs International Foundation Provides Disaster Relief for Tornado in Oklahoma, USA

2012

  • December 3, 2012 — Lions Clubs International Foundation Announces SightFirst 2013 Research Program Grants
  • November 9, 2012 - Lions Clubs International Foundation Provides Disaster Relief for Superstorm Sandy
  • October 22, 2012 — Wood County Schools to Implement Lions Quest
  • October 11, 2012 — Celebrating 10 Years of Sight for Kids on World Sight Day
  • September 27, 2012 - Lions Mark Lions World Sight Day in Turkey by Providing Services for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • September 26, 2012 — Bausch + Lomb and LCIF Award US$150,000 Grant to Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital
  • September 24, 2012 — Lions/PAAO Award to Recognize Blindness Prevention Excellence in Brazil
  • September 20, 2012 — Lions Mark Lions World Sight Day in Turkey by Providing Services for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • May 9, 2012 - Bausch + Lomb and LCIF Announce Research Grants to Help Fight Childhood Blindness
  • April 23, 2012 — LCIF celebrates World Immunization Week and the Life-Saving Value of Vaccines
  • March 29, 2012 — Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth Donates US$85,500 to Lions Clubs International Foundation, Marking Japan Disaster Anniversary
  • January 9, 2012 – Lions Clubs International Foundation Marks Second Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

2011

  • December 22, 2011 – Providing Typhoon Relief for the Philippines
  • October 3, 2011 — Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention to Recognize Excellence in Field
  • August 29, 2011 — Lions to Mark World Sight Day in China with Community-Wide Events
  • August 29, 2011 — LCIF Providing Relief Following Hurricane Irene
  • August 16, 2011 — Lions Quest to Expand Throughout Arkansas
  • August 8, 2011 – Relieving Hunger in the Horn of Africa
  • June 6, 2011 – Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth Donates US$100,000 for Japan Relief
  • June 1, 2011 – Bausch + Lomb and Lions Clubs International Foundation Bring Sight-Saving Prevention and Treatment Programs to Tianjin Hospital in China
  • April 29, 2011 – Lions, LCIF Provide Relief for Southern U.S. States Hit by Destructive Tornados
  • March 18, 2011 – Lions Quest to Expand in U.S., Program Receives US$100,000 Grant from NoVo Foundation
  • March 11, 2011 – Lions Clubs International Foundation Mobilizing Relief for Devastated Japan
  • March 7, 2011 – Lions Help Reduce Number of Blind by 26 Million
  • February 22, 2011 – Lions, LCIF Provide Relief for New Zealand
  • February 8, 2011 – Partnership Awards Inaugural Research Grants to Fight Childhood Blindness
  • January 17, 2011 – Lions Quest: Providing Life Skills to 12 Million Youths and Counting
  • January 10, 2011 – Providing Hope in Haiti One Year Later

2010

  • December 1, 2010 – Preventing Measles, Improving Health for 41 Million Children
  • November 2, 2010 – Lions, Partners Provide Trachoma Treatments to 10 Million in Ethiopia
  • September 24, 2010 – Lions Mark World Sight in Japan by Providing Services for Visually Impaired
  • September 19, 2010 – Opening Eyes Celebrates 10 Years: Partnership program saves sight of 200,000 athletes
  • September 1, 2010 – Vice President Tam Named to Pediatric Cataract Initiative's Global Advisory Council
  • August 27, 2010 – Lions Quest Announces Educator Award Winner
  • August 5, 2010 – LCIF Providing Relief for Pakistan Flooding
  • July 27, 2010 – Lions Join Measles Initiative, Gates Foundation Awards Grant
  • July 1, 2010 – Foundation Launches Public Awareness Campaign on Sight

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