On November 4th, the Alexandria Lions Club Branch will be hosting the first annual Strides for Diabetes Awareness Family Fun Run.
Lions Clubs International is committed to helping communities become aware of diabetes and its serious complications. The international health community expects that diabetes will affect 380 million by 2025. Through Strides events, Lions increase diabetes awareness and join the effort to prevent, control and eventually overcome the risks through Diabetes.
Proceeds from the event will be sent to the Louisiana Lions Camp in Anacoco, specifically to help with medicine and supplies for the week dedicated to kids with Type 1 diabetes. This camp provides an opportunity for youth ages 6 to 14, who live with Type 1 diabetes, to learn about their disease and get to know others who face the same challenges. The overall goal of the camp is to provide a safe, highly supervised, recreational experience for children with diabetes.