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Lions Awareness Day - 6 March 2021

There’s a lot more to Lions Australia than barbecues.

On Saturday, 6  March 2021, thousands of Australia’s most dedicated and hard-working volunteers will be on deck to let you know more about what Lions Australia does.

After more than a century of helping others, we know our role as a service club is only becoming increasingly important.

It may be providing emergency relief during natural disasters or supporting farming communities during drought, supporting critical medical research into childhood cancers and diabetes, or working on local environmental programs – the work of all of our members is valued, and critical.

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to join us at one of the many events that will be held across Australia, talk to a Lion and ask them why they decided to give some of their time and effort to help others.

With over 30,000 members, Lions Australia is Australia’s largest service organisation. But there’s much more to us than fundraising BBQ’s.

That’s why we are taking the opportunity to tell our story on Lions Awareness Day. We want the rest of Australia to know more about what we do and the causes we support.

So if you see your local Lions club on Saturday March 6, make sure you stop and say hello!

If you’re a member of a Lions Club and would like to find out more about how you can get involved, please visit this page.

You can also view our Lions Awareness Day resources here. 

Did you know?

Lions helped fund the Bionic Ear

There are many foundations, fundraising programs and campaigns operated by Lions in the health sector that are improving the lives of people both in Australia and overseas. From helping to fund the invention of the Bionic Ear and the development of the Gardasil vaccine to protect against cervical cancer, to encouraging Fred Hollows to establish his life-changing sight-saving program, Lions are making a difference to millions of peoples health and well-being.

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Lions donate 2 million hours of community support each year

From cyclones to bushfires, floods, storms and drought, wherever there are natural disasters, Lions are there to provide support and relief to our communities. The Australian Lions Foundation is our primary fundraising body and to date, has provided more than $134 million in relief funding and community grants.

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Lions invest millions of dollars into environmental projects

Lions Clubs raise millions of dollars each year and provide hundreds of thousands of donated working hours to support environmental projects throughout local Australian communities. From tree planting programs to funding and installation of new parks and environmental services, Lions provide an almost unlimited choice of environmental programs you can get involved in.

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Lions invest $5 million per year developing young leaders

Lions youth programs are designed to foster the development of young adults, instill good leadership fundamentals, raise awareness of the community service ethos amongst young people and promote awareness and understanding of other cultures. Our key programs include: Youth of the Year, International Youth Exchange Program and Leo Youth Clubs.

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Lions assist 14 million people per year and make our communities more liveable

Making the world a better place for us and future generations starts at home in our local community. Lions recognise that when we work together, we can achieve bigger goals. One of the main ways we do this is by helping to improve the facilities and services available in our local communities. Throughout Australian towns and cities you’ll find an array of Lions-funded projects that help make the places we live more liveable and enjoyable for everyone.

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Lions funded the development of a cervical cancer vaccine

Lions has a long history of supporting Medical Research and Treatment programs throughout Australia that have included numerous breakthroughs such as the development of the cervical cancer vaccine and new advances in diabetes and autism management programs. Our core focus areas include: Prostate Cancer Research and Treatment, Childhood Cancer Research and Treatment, Stem Cell Research and Treatment, Children’s Mobility, Drug Awareness and other childhood health conditions.

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Get involved

What can your club do on Lions Awareness Day?

Not sure how your club can get involved on Lions Awareness Day? Here are some suggestions:

Don’t forget:

– Take along plenty of Lions promotional materials to hand out. If you haven’t managed to get your hands on them, they are available on the Clubs Supplies Website.
– Take lots of photos (and then send them to us – Make sure you get lots of smiling faces and Lions branding in the shots!

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