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Letter To The Editor: Bossier City Lions Club – Bossier City Lions Club Plays a Big Role on the World’s Stage

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Dear Editor,

THE BOSSIER CITY LIONS CLUB PLAYS A BIG ROLE ON THE WORLD’S STAGE WITH THE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, THAT RIVER BLINDNESS HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN ELIMINATED IN THE NATION OF MEXICO, THE BOSSIER CITY LIONS AND LOUISIANA LIONS AND LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR PART IN THIS HISTORIC MILESTONE. PREVIOUSLY, IT WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THAT ONCHOCERIASIS, (RIVER BLINDNESS) HAD BEEN ELIMINATED IN COLUMBIA AND ECUADOR. THE FIGHT IS STILL ON TO ERADICATE IT IN BRAZIL, VENEZUELA AND LARGE AREAS ON THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA. RIVER BLINDNESS IS CAUSED BY BITES OF PARASITIC FLIES THAT LIVE NEAR RIVERS AND TRANSMIT PARASITIC WORMS. IF LEFT UNTREATED, IT OFTEN RESULTS IN BLINDNESS. THE LIONS CLUB, THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION AND MERCK (WHICH DONATES THE MEDICATION) HAVE BECOME A FORCE FOR GOOD IN AN EFFORT TO COMPLETELY ELIMINATE THIS TERRIBLE PROBLEM.
IF YOU ATTEND THE BOSSIER CITY LIONS CLUB FOOTBALL JAMBOREE OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY WAY IN THE LIONS CLUB SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT, YOU ARE HELPING WITH A HUGE PROBLEM THAT TOUCHES LIVES ALL OVER THE WORLD. TO ALL THE PEOPLE IN BOSSIER CITY AND BOSSIER PARISH WHO HELP US, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUPPORT.

The Lions Club of Bossier City