White Cane Days
The White Cane
is universally recognized as a symbol of Blindness. In the
1920's the Lions introduced it as a tool for the Blind in North
America. A blind person can enjoy greater mobility using the
White Cane as a tool of
freedom and independence. Proceeds from the Lombard Lions White
Cane Days are not only used for the Blind and Deaf in our
community but also for scholarships and other humanitarian
requests in keeping with our mission.
Helen Keller's speech in 1925 to the International Convention of
Lions Club members at Cedar Point, Ohio will never be forgotten.
Keller challenged the Lions, then only eight years in existence,
to join her crusade against blindness. Since then, service to
the blind has been its major goal.
Dr. Ernie Turcotte
White Cane Days Chairperson 2012-2013
This year corporate donations will be
accepted until June 30th for this event.