LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) helps Lions improve people’s lives around the world, from combating vision problems to responding to major catastrophes to providing valuable life skills to youth.
Because LCIF helps Lions carry out large scale projects through their grants programs, Lions increase their impact in their local and global communities and serve even more people in need around the world.
CLUB DONATIONS TO LCIF
Each year, the Foundation relies on contributions from Lions Clubs and individuals.
Contributing to LCIF is one of the Service criteria toward the Club Excellent Award.
Club donations to LCIF towards the areas of Disaster, Sight, Youth and Areas of Greatest Need can be credited towards the purchase of a Melvin Jones Fellowship/Progessive Melvin Jones Fellowship.
Clubs wishing to make donations to LCIF are encourage to forward moneys to the District Cabinet Treasurer.
GENOME POWER: decoding kids cancer.
Sadly, cancer is the most common cause of disease-related death in Australian children.
To combat this, LCIF has joined hands with the Garvan Institute, Sydney, and the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation to fund the LIONS KIDS CANCER GENOME PROJECT.
Basically, the project will be a 3 year research program involving 400 Australian children with high risk cancer.
Cost of the project will be about $3.8 million. LCIF has committed $2.7 million to the project, which at the time is the largest philanthropic grant for kids cancer in Australia.
MEASLES: LCIF is currently undertaking to eliminate measles in third world countries in conjunction with the Gates Alliance through its “One Shot, One Life” campaign. Measles, a highly infectious disease, kills about 400 people each day. To achieve this goal, LCIF is endeavouring to raise $30 million which will be matched dollar for dollar by Bill and Wendy Gates and UK aid.
Already Measles has almost been eliminated in the Americas and a further goal is to eliminate Measles in Africa and India by 2020.
Clubs in N1 District raised just over $10,000 in 2017. Further support from clubs will help LCIF reach its goal.
For further information on Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF):
- Visit Lions Clubs International Foundation website; or
- Contact the District's LCIF Chair: