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Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness

Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness

What is Strides?

A Strides event is a highly visible, family-friendly activity that combines fun with service. It is an effective way for you to:

  • Engage and empower your community in the fight against diabetes
  • Show your support for those living with diabetes and their families
  • Raise funds (optional) for diabetes projects in your club or district

Strides promotes diabetes awareness and the importance of healthy exercise for people with diabetes or those at risk for the disease. Strides events can include:

  • Walking
  • Dancing
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Other physical activities that promote healthy exercise.

How to Organize a Strides Event

  • Download helpful resources from the website. These materials may be downloaded and printed locally.
  • Form a committee of Lions to plan and organize a club or district event.
  • Strides can be used to earn funds at the discretion of the participating club(s) or district. Funds may benefit your local projects, such as diabetes programs, camps, schools or individuals in need of diabetes medical supplies.

How to Publicize a Strides Event

Access the Lions Public Relations Guide and Strides press release for tips on promoting your event. You can download the Strides logo to create community announcements, a Strides banner, T-shirts, caps, etc.

Strides Resources

Download the Strides publications to help plan a successful event.

  • Club Guide (iad184) - watch for updated version coming soon!
  • Strides Fact Sheet (iad471)
  • Diabetes Program Brochure (iad472) - available for purchase through Club Supplies
  • Top 10 Tips for Organizing a Strides Event (iad478)
  • Community Poster (iad477a)
  • Sample Press Release (iad485)
  • Sample Local Government Proclamation (iad483)
  • Sample Waiver (iad481)
  • Sample Registration Form (iad482)
  • Suggested Event Day Time Line (iad197)
  • Certificate of Participation (iad474)
  • Strides lapel pin (iad191) - available for purchase through Club Supplies

Strides Banner Patch Award

Clubs that report their Strides event in MyLCI will receive a Strides Banner Patch Award, providing the club has met the specific critera.

Strides Logo

Incorporate the Strides logo into all your event materials, including faxes, signage and T-shirts.

For more information about the Strides Program, please contact us.

Service Activities Division
Phone: 630-571-5466

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