NOW:53132:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
46°
H 46° L 46°
Cloudy | 8MPH

Lions Clubs International President Barry Palmer Participating in Stuff the Bus Benefiting Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

Aug. 14, 2013

On Saturday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m. Lions Clubs International President Barry Palmer of Australia will be joining Make-A-Wish Wisconsin President & CEO Patti Gorsky at Walmart Supercenter in Franklin to participate in Stuff the Bus, collecting school supplies to benefit Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and other community organizations. The event will be one of numerous Stuff the Bus events across the state. Two school buses and a Lions fire truck will be on hand along with Lions from six local Clubs.

Lions Club Wisconsin Immediate Past Council Chair Karla Harris, said “This is such an exciting opportunity for Wisconsin Lions to come together for a common cause. It’s such a great project that when International President Palmer learned about it, he wanted to be a part of it.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service organization with 1.357 million members in 207 countries. 100% of funds raised by Lions are used to support Community needs. Large service projects are handled by the Lions Club International Foundation. At the July 2013 convention in Germany, where Barry Palmer became International President, he announced a campaign to raise $30 million for measles vaccines by 2017 which will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom's Department of International Development, to bring the total to $60 million. Palmer also pledged $7.8 million to expand the efforts of Special Olympics worldwide. The Lions Clubs International Foundation maintains partnerships with corporations like Bausch & Lomb, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Government agencies such as the UN, USAID, WHO, and the US State Department.

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Wishes are a special type of medicine that give children a break from doctors’ visits, hospital stays and treatments and provide them something positive with which to look forward.

Since the Wisconsin chapter was founded in 1984, nearly 5,000 families statewide can
attest to the power of a wish. Last year, the chapter granted a record-breaking 325 wishes and currently more than 250 Wisconsin children are in the process of having their special wishes granted. For more information about Make-A-Wish Wisconsin or to learn how you can make a difference, please call 800.236.WISH or visit www.wisconsin.wish.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Franklin mayor recommends municipal tax levy freeze in 2015 budget 9/29

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 26 9/26

» 'The Hill Has Eyes' haunted attraction to return for third season at The Rock 9/26

» Hotel calls police about woman being beaten, but it was a couple role-playing during sex 9/25

» Adult Health & Wellness Day held today, free blood pressure screenings offered 9/24

» Ready to move into a luxury apartment in Drexel Town Square? 9/24

» Glendale, Oak Creek hotels sold to Los Angeles firm Updated:  9/24

» Greendale seeks public input on TIF proposal to revitalize downtown 9/23

» Milwaukee aldermen OK $1.2 million settlement in no-knock raid 9/23

» Poll: Will Wauwatosa West or Greendale win in Week 6 matchup? 9/23

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 19 9/19

» Oak Creek football team beats Franklin with big plays, 20-12 9/19

» Cookout, football game to follow Greendale Homecoming Parade 9/19

» Greendale sets meetings for downtown development plan 9/18

» Greendale Village Board shifts opinion, approves funding for Hose Tower completion 9/16

» United Church of Christ leader to deliver Milwaukee sermon 9/16

» Poll: Will Franklin or Oak Creek win in Week 5 matchup? 9/16

» Greendale officials to look at TIF option for redeveloping apartment complex 9/15

» Oak Creek Knights stadium available Saturdays for open track 9/15

» Franklin Educational Foundation to hold beer-tasting "Cheers to Education" event Oct. 17 9/15

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 12 9/12

» Greendale trustees to hold special meeting for Hose Tower discussion 9/12

» Resident injured after falling down stairs with oil poured on them 9/12

» Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin to host Family Health Night 9/10

» Scurry over to Wehr Nature Center on Sunday for bug day 9/10

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT