White Cane

Date: September 30th, 2017

Description: Each year the Northwest Lions Foundation hosts the White Cane Days fundraiser with the help of Lions Clubs throughout Washington and Northern Idaho. The goal is to help blind children and adults in the Northwest regain their sight and self reliance.

The programs supported by White Cane Days are:

  • Lions Health Screening Unit: Provides free vision check-ups for more than 30,000 people annually, most of them school-aged children who may not have access to them otherwise.
  • Patient Care Grants: Provide funding for sight-related medical procedures and special equipment for blind children and adults in our communities who could not otherwise afford them.
  • Project Support Grants: These grants help support vision programs in local communities, like low vision services that help people adapt to blindness.

Chairpersons: Lion Candi, Lion Judy and Lion Barbara