I don’t use this space to solicit donations from my readers, but I’m making a single-time exception today. I am the current president of Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, a four-state organization that provides free eye surgeries to patients who could not otherwise afford them. We straighten the eyes of children with disfiguring muscle problems. We treat amblyopia in small children who might otherwise lose the sight of one eye. We re-attach retinas, treat glaucoma, and remove cataracts so that grandparents can see their grandchildren for the first time. I am justifiably proud of the work we do treating over 500 patients a year. But such treatments are expensive, and we have no source of outside funding. We finance our services through donations from Lions Clubs and individual Lions, as well as through legitimate fund-raisers. Here’s our latest one:
This year’s big game, the NFL SUPER BOWL will be in New Orleans! The Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation has secured 2 tickets to the greatest game on earth, plus many other amenities. The best news is that the LLEF is sharing the proceeds with Mid-South Lions (LLEF has approved a grant of $10 per ticket to Mid-South!!)
This is a “Super Bowl / Mardi Gras” package. When will the Super Bowl ever be in New Orleans the same week that Mardi Gras kicks off? The winners will be able to go to the greatest game on earth (the Super Bowl) and then see the kick off of the 2013 Mardi Gras season with parades on Wednesday and Thursday.
The lucky winner will be drawn on JANUARY 22, and will have a Super week consisting of the following:
This is a great opportunity to join the “Knights of the Blind in the Crusade against Darkness”… AND SEE THE GREATEST GAME ON EARTH…SUPER BOWL XLVII IN NEW ORLEANS AND EXPERIENCE MARDI GRAS IN PERSON!
To insure Mid-South’s grant portion of the program, make donations and get tickets online exclusively through a link on our website at www.midsouthlions.org
Can you spare $20.00 so that someone else can see again? Act now and you might just win the trip of a lifetime for yourself as well.