Lions’ Club Walk-a-thon Vision Nets $8,675

Submitted by EKFH on 10-10-2014

Invermere, BC… Individually they make notable contributions to the communities they live in but together the prowess of the Lions Clubs of Windermere District, Fairmont, Wasa Lake and Golden (Zone E10) is remarkable.

Recently the four clubs joined together to create the 1st annual Lions Walk-a-thon in support of the regional hospital foundation EKFH. The Lions collected pledges as part of its goal to walk a total of 232 km the equivalent of the distance Golden to Fort Steele.

The four clubs walked in their respective communities and met later at an informal barbeque hosted at the Lions Den in Fairmont. EKFH Board Chair Brian Clifford and his wife Trudy plus Executive Director Donna Grainger and hubby Leigh joined in on the fun by helping to cook up burgers for the hungry Lions and to celebrate the fabulous outcome of $8,675 dedicated for EKFH’s Ophthalmology Care Fund.

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million members – who perform community service in 209 countries and geographic areas – are different in many ways, but share a core belief: community is what we make it. In this instance, that community is the regional hospital and health care.

EKFH sincerely thanks Lions Clubs from throughout the East Kootenay for their continued support of health care at home and for the region.

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L-R: Donna Grainger, EKFH accepts a cheque for $8,675 from Harold Hazelaar, Zone #10 Lions Walk-a-thon Organizer and President of the Windermere District Lions