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Lions for Sight’ raises $202,699 for cataract surgical equipment
Funds raised by 26 area Lions and Lioness Clubs will support up to 3,000 surgeries a year at Peterborough Regional Health Centre
By kawarthaNOW -
Published June 15, 2018
Representatives from area Lions and Lioness Clubs, the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation, and the PRHC Ophthalmology Group celebrate the success of the "Lions for Sight" campaign, which raised $202,669.68 for cataract surgical equipment at PRHC. (Photo courtesy of PRHC Foundation)
Representatives from “Lions for Sight” announced yesterday (June 14) that the campaign has raised $202,699.68 for cataract surgical equipment for Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC).
“Lions for Sight” is a regional campaign supported by 26 Lions and Lioness Clubs from across the Kawarthas. The clubs combined their fundraising efforts from community-based projects, along with a grant of $88,149.68 from Lions Clubs International Foundation, and a $15,000 donation from the physicians who make up the PRHC Ophthalmology Group.
Lesley Heighway, PRHC Foundation President & CEO, says the campaign has funded a new state-of-the-art cataract surgical unit and camera for the cataract surgical program at PRHC, which performs as many as 3,000 surgeries a year.
“This enables PRHC’s medical experts to deliver improved results, offering even safer surgical procedures with less trauma to the eye and shorter recovery times,” she explains.
According to Fowlers Corners & District Lions Club Past President Carl Young, the project was conceived as a Lions International Centennial Community Legacy Project.
“For 100 years, Lions have been known for their service to the blind and visually impaired,” Young says. “We’re very pleased to join with clubs from across the region to support the technology that can help eliminate unnecessary blindness, changing lives for our loved ones, friends and neighbours whose vision is clouded by cataracts and for whom simple pleasures have become difficult if not impossible.”
The 26 Lions and Lioness Clubs from across the Kawarthas that contributed to the “Lions for Sight” campaign are:
Apsley & District Lions Club
Campbellford Lions Club
Chemung Lake District Lions Club
Coboconk and District Lions Club
Dunsford & District Lions Club
East Peterborough Lions Club
Fenelon Falls & District Lions Club
Fowlers Corners and District Lions Club
Haliburton & District Lions Club
Havelock Lions Club
Keene Lions Club
Kendal Lions Club
Kinmount & District Lions Club
Lakefield & District Lions Club
Lakefield Lioness Lions Club
Lindsay East & District Lions Club
Lioness Club of Campbellford
Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club
Millbrook and District Lions Club
Minden & District Lions Club
Norwood & District Lions Club
Omemee and District Lions Club
Omemee Lioness Club
Peterborough Lioness Club
Peterborough Lions Club
Warsaw & District Lions Club
Haliburton Lion President David Mills and wife Lion Betty Mills attended the celebration of the success of our LIONS campaign to replace the cataract surgery equipment at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The goal was to raise $175,000.....look at cheque! The equipment is up and running making Lions true “Knights of the Blind”. Well done to all the clubs who donated. Many thanks to Lions Clubs International Foundation for their huge grant. Even the Ophthalmic Surgery department made a significant contribution. Lion David feeling mighty proud to be a Haliburton Lion!