OUR GLOBAL CAUSES

CHILDHOOD CANCER

The next generation’s ability to thrive is closely tied to the supports of the local community.  Lions and Leos have seen and felt the effects of cancer on children and their families, and continue to bring hope through tangible service and support.

Childhood cancer facts

2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes

13% increase in incidence of childhood cancer over the last 20 years

6 years average age at diagnosis of children with cancer

90% of childhood cancer deaths occur in low resource settings

We have a plan

The family is a nucleus around which most communities are built. The next generation’s ability to thrive is closely tied to the supports of the local community. Lions and leos have seen and felt the effects of cancer on children and their families, and continue to bring hope through tangible service and support.

Our strategic objective

Help those affected by childhood cancer survive and thrive.

Our story is hope

The service of lions and Leos is making a difference in communities across the globe.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/childhood-cancer

 

Diabetes

Diabetes is a global epidemic, affecting an increasing number of men, women, and children all over the world. As Lions and Leos, we see and feel the effects of diabetes in our communities and are doing something about it together.

Diabetes can lead to serious diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves and teeth. In most high-income countries, diabetes is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation. It is expected to affect 629 million adults by 2045.

We Have a Plan

Serving in diverse communities all over the world, we see and feel the effects of diabetes and are doing something about it together.

Our Strategic Objective

Reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those diagnosed.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/diabetes

 

Hunger

We serve to improve human flourishing. We see how the global hunger and nutrition crisis bears upon our local communities, and believe true community improvement depends on the thriving of its members.

Hunger Facts

815 million people affected by hunger in 2016: 11% of the global population

155 million children under age five are stunted due to chronic malnutrition

1/3 of annual food production is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain

33% of women of reproductive age suffer from anemia

We Have a Plan

Lions and Leos serve to improve human flourishing, and we see how the global hunger and nutrition crisis bears upon our local communities. We believe community improvement depends on the thriving of its members.

Our Strategic Objective

Ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/hunger

 

Environment

The earth sustains human life. We’ve seen how our stewardship of natural resources can improve quality of life and increase engagement in our local communities. Our environment is more than a background: it’s our home. And we’re committed to caring for it.

Environment Facts

>3 trillion trees in the world

30% of the world’s land area is covered by forest

>15 billion trees are cut down every year

46% Estimated global decrease in tree count since the start of human civilization

We Have a Plan

Lions and Leos serve to strengthen the relationship between the community and its environment. We’ve seen how our stewardship of natural resources can improve quality of life and increase engagement in our local communities.

Our Strategic Objective

Sustainably protect and restore our environment to improve the well-being of all communities.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/environment

 

Vision

Ever since Helen Keller inspired us to champion the cause in 1925, we’ve served and advocated for the blind and visually impaired. Nearly a century later, this long-standing mission continues unhindered.

Vision Facts

253 million people are blind or have moderate to severe distance vision impairment (MSVI)

1.1 billion have near-vision impairment simply because they don’t have a pair of glasses

75% most of all blindness and MSVI is avoidable

89% of people with visual impairment live in developing countries

We Have a Plan

We have a long history of serving the blind and visually impaired, and remain committed to continuing this mission into our next century of service.

Our Strategic Objective

Prevent avoidable blindness and improve quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/vision