WHITE CANE DAYS
Saturday, October 14th was designated “White Cane Day” by the Carson City Host Lions Club. Lions were available at WalMart and Smith’s Food and Drug from 10:00am to 4:00pm to bring awareness to the public of the sight preservation programs the Lions support, and to raise funds as part of the annual White Cane Days.
Lions provide information about vision preservation programs available, increase awareness of the white cane traffic safety laws, and collect used eyeglasses for distribution to those in need.
Funds donated by community members will be used for programs that assist blind and other visually impaired people in Carson City. Annually, the Carson City Lions provide eye exams and new eyeglasses for about 60 people who could not otherwise afford them. The Lions rely on their partners at FISH and the Ron Wood Foundation to refer clients in need.
Local Lions have raised thousands of dollars since the Club first started in 1932 to support numerous projects, including the sight preservation program, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence (LPCCI), Lions Eye Foundation of Nevada and California, and Lions In Sight.