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Gloucester Lions Club recognizes Healthy Vision Month


Dear  Gloucester CommunityLions Logo


In 1925, Helen Keller attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged the Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Lions accepted her challenge and for over 90 years we have made sight programs aimed at preventable blindness a central focus.

This is why May, which is also Healthy Vision Month, is such an important time for us to reflect on our mission to serve our community. In 2015, the Gloucester Lions Club provided 72 pairs of glasses, 42 eye exams, and provided free vision checks for the students of Head Start. We could not have served Gloucester in this manner had it not been for the generous donations of caring individuals in this community.

As we recognize Healthy Vision Month this May, we hope that you consider making a donation to help us continue to answer the challenge that Helen Keller gave us 91 years ago. Donations can be sent to:

Gloucester Lions Club

P.O. Box 862

Gloucester, VA 23061


Thank you for helping us serve the Gloucester community last year, and we look forward to continued service in 2016.


In deep gratitude,

Lion Glenn Sturm

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2016 Giving Garden Foundation 5K Run/Walk and Glow Festival

The 2016 TGGF 5K Run/Walk & Glow Festival will be held on the grounds of Bethel Elementary & Peasley Middle Schools on May 21, 2016. The 5K run/walk will begin at dusk and is open to everyone from serious racers to walkers! The event doesn’t stop there, participants will end the race at a glow festival that will include music, games, food, entertainment, vendors and prizes for individuals and teams!


The Giving Garden Foundation (TGGF) is a Gloucester-based, volunteer-run, 501(c)3 non-profit, which provides financial and other forms of assistance to cancer patients who reside in Gloucester or Mathews, Virginia. They provide financial assistance for rents, mortgages, prescriptions, utilities, fuel, groceries, medical supplies and other urgent needs regardless of the patient’s race, ethnicity, age or gender. Since their creation in 2008, through the support of generous donors, they have provided more than $80,000 in assistance!


Timeline of Events:
Race start 7:30 p.m. – walkers at 7:45 p.m.
Registration & race packet pickup – 7 p.m.
Race Packet pickup will be available on 5/20, details TBA
Glow Festival: Race Finish to 11 p.m.

If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring this event, please see TGGF website for more information!

Also, check out the Facebook event page!