For approximately 80 years, the Lions have collected used eyeglasses for distribution to the needy in communities around the world. On Sunday, October 27th, the La Grange Lions Club will have an eyeglass recycle box located at several churches in the area. Want to add your church? Send us an email at: LaGrangeLionsClub@gmail.com
With the help of several local sponsors, the Lions raised funds for Brian Szyszka and his family. Brian and his wife Colleen have three children: Joshua, Nathan and Noah and live in La Grange Highlands.
Brian is fighting Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma). The Lions hosted their annual wine event to help Brian and his family, "Sipping for the Szyszka's." Our goal was to ensure that Brian and Colleen can focus their energy on beating cancer and worry a little less about the medical bills, daily expenses and the temporary loss of income that are part of this struggle.
A special thanks to our sponsors: xxxxxx
Jennifer Frieberg, of Lyons Township High School received the Tom Makinson Memorial Award in a 2013 ceremony. Presenting the scholarship was Lions Club President Todd Combs and Lions Club Member Joan Metz.
Sponsoring several events throughout the year, the La Grange Lions raised funds for Patrick & Mirielle, ages seven and five of La Grange, in their fight to cure Lebers Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a genetic retinal disease causing blindness starting at birth.
Once blind children can now see via an injection of the missing gene into their retina. Recent research has shown significant success with gene replacement therapy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Such therapy is gene specific, requiring detailed research for each. Patrick & Mirielle’s missing gene is NPHP5 and according to CHOP no research has begun on this particular gene.
The La Grange Lions presented a check for $61,746 to the Foundation of Retinal Research during the 67th Annual Pet Parade.
La Grange Lions Club