District Governor Gareth Boys is a member of the Minnedosa, Manitoba Lions Club. He spoke on the cause he is supporting this year which is awareness and treatment of childhood cancer. He explained children are a gift to the world yet every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer and less than half of the world’s children have access to effective care. He added children who survive cancer are often left with debilitating effects that can impact their physical development and their ability to learn so that’s why Lions and Leos are answering the call to expand access to lifesaving treatment with the Kids Sight program.
Boys added childhood cancer is a global initiative of Lions International with clubs involved in projects and fund raising with the goal of ultimately eliminating childhood cancer. He also had praise for Lions across Manitoba who support the early screening of childhood vision.