Northwest NEWS

June 29, 1998


Lions Club free mobile health screening available


   If you have been wondering about your health and have been meaning to find out some basic information, visit the Woodinville-Bothell Lions Club Mobile Health Screening Unit this Friday and Saturday.
   Free testing is available for glaucoma, diabetes, blood pressure, hearing and visual acuity.
   The Lions Club encourage local residents to take advantage of this service. The unit will be located in the north parking area of the Woodgate Mall (adjacent to the Post Office) on Friday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at the Woodinville Fireworks on the JB Sod farm next to Chateau Ste. Michelle on Saturday, July 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
   In 1925 Helen Keller addressed the Lions at their annual International Convention, challenging them to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Since then, the Lions Club has provided service to the blind and visually impaired and established Sightfirst.
   The Lions Club was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1917 and grown to be the world's largest service organization with more than 1.4 million members in more than 185 countries.
   This mobile unit travels throughout Washington and northern Idaho providing service to local residents. It is sponsored by the Lions Sight Conservation Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation, Regence Washington Health, Regence Blue Shield of Idaho and the local Lions Clubs.