New Freedom Lions Club
United States of America
In 1925 Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind”. We have taken this responsibility to improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Today, 80% of vision impairments are preventable or curable, so our service is more important than ever before. Lions and Leos screen vision, educate our communities, build clinics and support the blind and visually impaired through technology and vocational training programs. We work to preserve the precious gift of sight for the world.
In 1971, the Board of Directors of Lions Clubs International declared that June 1 would be remembered as Helen Keller Day. Lions around the world implement sight-related service projects on Helen Keller Day.