Lions Clubs across the Southeast Texas area are working in conjunction with Southeast Texas Strides in holding an Annual Diabetes Awareness Walk event at Lamar University’s Ty Terrell Track on Saturday, November 15, 2014. This event promotes Diabetes Awareness, how to treat and manage the effects of diabetes, and also promotes the Texas Lions Camp and it’s Diabetes Education efforts.
All proceeds of the event will benefit the Texas Lions Camp for Children. Texas Lions Camp provides children with disabilities, including diabetes, the opportunity to attend a one week session at no charge to the child. The Camp has two diabetes sessions each summer and a Diabetes Management Retreat in the spring. All proceeds from the Strides Walk will go to enhance those sessions and programs.
The Lions of District 2-S1 have raised approx. $20.000 for the Texas Lions Camp since starting the program in 2012.
2014 Walk is in planning and will be held on November 15, 2014 at Lamar University’s Ty Terrell Track in Beaumont, Texas