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On Saturday, November 6th, members of the Clarkton Lions Club, along with their friends and families, will walk in their Seventh Annual Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness event. COVID-19 rules are strongly encouraged for the walk this year, according to the event hosts.
Registration for the walk will begin at 8:30 am and the 5K (three mile) walk will begin at 9:00 am. A registration fee of $15 will get you an event t-shirt. Registration without a t-shirt is only $5. Walk at your leisure throughout a quiet neighborhood. This is an enjoyable way for the community to join together in the fight against diabetes. All proceeds from this walk will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Lions all over the world organize Strides events in their communities to heighten the awareness of diabetes and its complications, and to provide information on preventing and managing the disease. These events promote regular, healthy exercise and include participants of all ages.
Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization, with nearly 1.3 million members, in approximately 46,000 clubs, in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions have aided the blind and visually impaired, and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the website: www.lionsclub.org.
Organizers of the event say, “Come join us on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. Look for us in the parking lot adjacent to First Baptist Church at 10233 South College Street in Clarkton.”
The Clarkton Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 pm every month at the Clarkton Fire Department on Peach Street in Clarkton. Members say, “We are seeking new members and welcome those who are interested in serving our community to join us.”