Health

Lions Clubs in Australia provide a range of health research and support activities. We invite you to see and read about the scope of research supported by Lions.

We welcome your interest and invite you to support the work of the foundations or other activities by donating, taking part in activities, or by expressing an interest in joining a Lions Club to help us continue and grow our work and our funding of research.

Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

Girl with a scarf around her head beng hugged by another girlALCCRF’s vision is 100% survival of kids with cancer. Today survival rates average 80%. There is much work that still needs to be done, if one day we are to prevent all kids with cancer from dying.

Funds you and Lions Clubs donate to ALCCRF will go to childhood cancer research conducted across Australia which specifically targets improved survival rates. Lions have supported childhood cancer research in one way or another for over 30 years and now with our efforts focused through ALCCRF we can be proud that we are truly making a difference in the fight towards our vision of 100% survival for all children with childhood cancer. The Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation ABN is 73 902 500 922

For ALCCRF research or fundraising information, such as Lions Biggest BBQ, contact childrenscancer@lionsclubssydney.org.au or visit the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation website

Diabetes Awareness and Kids Camp

Little Girl with Type I Diabetes, holding monitoring deviceLions assist with diabetes awareness and prevention campaigns and generally support Diabetes Australia raising funds for diabetes research. Lions also organise and run camps annually for children (ages 2 to 9 years) with diabetes.

The Lion James P Ledingham Camp for Children with Diabetes in association with the New South Wales branch of Diabetes Australia, cater for 45 to 50 children (with each child accompanied by a parent). The camps have been held at the Uniting Church Conference Centre at Grose Vale, NSW. Invitations have been extended to parents of children with diabetes all over the State of NSW and every year the number of applications has far exceeded the available slots.

For details please contact the program Chairman diabetes@lionsclubssydney.org.au

Drug Awareness

Yellow fluid being poured into a glassThe Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation comprising ordinary Australians and drug abuse experts, was formed by Lions Australia in 1984.

The Foundation is primarily charged with the development and provision of suitable drug awareness resources and materials for use, in their own local communities, by Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs of Australia and PNG.

Using donations and grants, the Foundation funds and initiates projects to help Australians – especially children – become aware of the danger of drugs. Its many resources provide invaluable assistance to the community in fighting Australia’s growing drug problem. For further information please contact our Drug Awareness Program Chairman drugaware@lionsclubssydney.org.au

Visit the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation website ABN: 39 392 805 774

Lions NSW-ACT Sight & Health

Man in laboratory gown using laboratory watched by two men observingThe types of projects supported by Lions NSW-ACT Sight & Health include purchase of equipment for sight, medical or health institutions or to purchase equipment for groups or individual members of the community who are handicapped, disabled or have infirmities. The Lions Clubs in our District 201N5 and other N districts are eligible to apply for this funding assistance for their community. Save Sight Community Challenge is one of Lions NSW-ACT Sight and Health’s fundraising programs, details from our contact communitychallenge@lionsclubssydney.org.au

Lions NSW-ACT Sight & Health ABN 25 001 232 659 acts as Trustee for two trusts. They are the Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight Foundation Charitable Trust ABN 57 536 782 464 and Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation ABN 75 575 730 056. Contact ssandphc@lionsclubssydney.org.au or website http://lionssavesightfoundation.org.au/

Nurses Scholarship Foundation NSF

A woman nurse receives a Lions Nurses Scholarship Fund awardThe Nurses Scholarship Foundation Ltd was created for the provision of scholarships for registered nurses in NSW and the ACT to undertake advanced studies in Australia, or overseas.

The mission of the Nurses Scholarship Foundation Ltd is to provide the opportunity for nurses in NSW & ACT to continue their professional development.

Scholarships of varying value are granted to nurses in NSW & ACT each year. In the image, a nurse who works with local indigenous families will be heading to university thanks to a $5,000 scholarship. More info from nurses@lionsclubssydney.org.au or visit the Nurses Scholarship Foundation Website ABN: 23 001 818 739

Organ Donor Awareness

Doctor with the stethoscope holding a stylised heartWhy is this important? Organ and tissue donation saves lives. One donor can transform the lives of up to 10 people and significantly improve the lives of many more.

People of any age regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion can one day need a life-transforming or life-saving transplant. Around 1,500 people are on Australian organ transplant waiting lists at any one time. Very few people – less than 1 per cent – will die in hospital in the specific circumstances where organ donation is possible. Many more have the opportunity to donate tissue.

The majority of Australians are both willing to become organ and tissue donors and know that family confirmation is required for donation to take place. For more details please contact our District Chairman organaware@lionsclubssydney.org.au or visit http://www.donatelife.gov.au/