LANSING, Mich. – Members of Lions District 11-C2, the District around Lansing presented a check for $1,000 to the Sparrow VOA Health Center, part of the Ingham Community Health Centers. The money will support the purchase of diabetic supplies for patients of the health center, many of whom are homeless.
To raise the funds, the Lions Club of Michigan District 11-C2 organized the “Fat Tire Ride” which took place on May 5 on the Fred Meijer Trail in St Johns. The event was supported by Lions Club, club members, Edward Jones Investments, Eye Care Associates of DeWitt, Fifth Third Bank, Goodrich Optical, Huntington, LAFCU, Meijer, Pepsi, and Sparrow Clinton Hospital.
“We appreciate the Lions Club’s work to raise money for and bring awareness to diabetes,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “Diabetes is a chronic disease that can be debilitating.”
Nearly 30 cyclists completed the ride. Diabetes is one of the service areas of Lions Clubs International.
The money will be used to buy supplies such as syringes, testing strips and glucometers.