Every day, about 400 children around the world die from a disease that is preventable: Measles. During this year, the Chairman of Lions Clubs International Foundation, Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada is asking clubs around the globe – including Belle Fourche Lions – to help raise the necessary funds to fight this deadly disease.
For about $1, a simple vaccine provides immunity against measles. Lions worldwide goal is to raise $30 million this year to help battle this disease. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom's Department of International Development are partners and will match our efforts. We encourage you to take a moment to listen to this important message from Bill Gates.