One Shot, One Life

by Lions Phyllis & Jim Wilkins.

One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative is an important program for improving the health of young people. “In October 2011, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation challenged Lions to raise $10 million for measles. To help Lions in this effort, the Gates Foundation is donating $1 for every $2 raised by Lions. This is a total matching contribution of $5 million, the largest single donation in LCIF history. Together, LCIF and the Gates Foundation will provide a total of US $15 million to fight measles this year. Measles is one of the worlds most deadly vaccine preventable diseases: 450 children die each day. Yet, for less than $1 US, we can vaccinate one child for life. Lions are close to meeting this challenge. Donations now total more than US $8 million. When you believe in One Shot, One Life, you are supporting the Lion’s efforts to be a leading force in measles prevention.” To assist in this program please go to www.LCIF.org/EN/ways-to-give/lion-measles. The next regular meeting of the Fairfield Bay Lions Club will be Thursday, October 11th with dinner being served at 5:30 pm and our regular meeting with our speaker Esther Bass, County and Circuit Clerk for Van Buren County. Our speaker for the October 25th meeting will be John Tyer, speaking on his Honduras mission trip. BINGO is held each Monday evening with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the first game beginning at 7 pm. For more information regarding the FFB Lions please contact our Membership Chair, Lion Mary Meadows @ 884-6388.

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