From Enterprise Staff
The Livingston Lions Club will host its annual White Cane Day fundraiser Friday with representatives at First National Bank’s downtown location, First National Bank’s westside location and First State Bank’s downtown location.
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become “knights for the blind.” Lions began fundraising efforts to provide white canes for the blind. White Cane Day is a day set aside when Lions Clubs raise money for various eye conservation and sight restoration projects. Individuals making donations receive a symbolic white cane.
The motto of Lions Clubs International is “We Serve.” Lions are civic-minded men and women who are dedicated to improving quality of life for the handicapped, the poor, the sick, and the aged. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service organization.
Through events such as White Cane Day, Lions Clubs provide funding and manpower to promote the eye and corneal tissue donor education campaign for the Lions Eye Bank of Texas at Baylor College of Medicine. For more information about the Lions Eye Bank of Texas contact your local club.