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Cranberry Lions plan 7th annual Family Mini-Golf Outing to Benefit Leader Dogs

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The Cranberry Township Lions Club is raising money for Leader Dogs for the Blind and invites the community to join them in a family mini-golf outing. On Saturday, October 10 the club will hold its seventh annual Family Mini-Golf Outing at Fun Fore All on Rt. 19 in Cranberry Township, from Noon to 3:00 PM. The club will donate proceeds from the event to help defray the cost of training a leader dog for a blind person. For $10. per person, the event includes golf, lunch, and prizes. “Compete for fun and prizes!” says club president Clyde Cameron. “We’ll have a $100 Prize, plus, prizes for “Hole in One” and “Closest to the Pin”. Kids under 12 will receive a Gift Bag, plus a $5. Fun Fore All game room card.”

Leader Dogs for the Blind strives to enhance mobility and independence for people who are blind and visually impaired. You can be a part of the life-changing experiences that happen every day at Leader Dog by helping to raise money to fund its programs. Proceeds from the outing will support the Cranberry Lions efforts to pay for Leader Dog training – which costs $40,000. Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 Over the past 18 years, the Cranberry Lions have donated more than $27,000. to the Leader Dog program.

October is “Sharing the Vision” month for Lions worldwide. Somewhere in the world, a person goes blind every five seconds. Lions lead the fight against blindness.

“Lions throughout the world share a common vision - to fight blindness and provide vision care for all. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, and as a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Eighty percent of all vision impairment can be avoided or cured. Organizing this project gives us a chance to raise awareness of the importance of healthy vision and the causes of vision loss” said event chairperson Tim Holt.

The Lions Clubs International founded Leader Dogs for the Blind in 1939. Since then, Leader Dogs for the Blind has provided independent mobility to more than 14,000 visually impaired individuals. The school’s services are provided free of charge. The school provides classes on using a Leader Dog, orientation and mobility (traveling safely), computer training (using a screen reader) and Trekker GPS (talking navigational tool).

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