How can you have a crazy good time and help a deserving group of people at the same time? By participating in the 4th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, that’s how. The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into the icy waters of Goose Lake in Anchorage.
Local Lions donated their time and resources to the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) fundraising event Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. The flagship event helps the ADA provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
Fall seems to be the time of year when auctions abound, raising funds for a variety of non-profits throughout our community.
What do culinary arts students, Chugiak High School and the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lion’s have in common? How about service to others, work related training, community support and fun!
What a tremendous community we are lucky enough to live in! the fundraiser that was pulled together in a short amount of time for Anne Roberts on Friday, Sept. 21 was a giant success! Anne has been a longtime Eagle River and Chugiak resident for many years and raised four children in this community. Two months ago, she learned the breast cancer she fought and beat 10 years ago had returned, only this time it turned out to be a very rare form of breast cancer and she was flown to Seattle for treatment. Anne will be receiving treatment in Seattle for the next 2-3 months. To help with her medical costs, her colleagues at Prudential Vista Real Estate planned a fundraiser to help her.
As a follow-up article related to the Leo program run by the Sleeping Lady Mountain Loins, I would like to introduce you to the Bear Mountain Leos.
Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors, community members needing assistance and with people we may never meet.
This fall the Eagle River Lions Club will be celebrating their 50th anniversary as a participant in the Eagle River Community. Having served twice as president of the club.
School is back in session, the fall sports season is in high gear, and the homework is abundant.