It's spring and it's also time to shed that winter weight. If you can lose a few pounds for charity, that's even better.
On Sunday the Lions Club Journey for Sight Walkathon took place and Dina Nejman, President of the North Rockland Chapter and Walkathon Co-Chair was happy that it wasn’t raining.
“It’s a little cold, but we are having a great turnout,” she said.
The Rockland County portion of the event was held at Eugene Levy Park on Route 45 in Pomona. The charities supported are the Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Vacation Camp for the Blind, Lions Camp Badger, Association for the Visually Impaired and the Rockland Social Club for the blind.
Maybelle Twohie, a Monsey/Ramapo Lion and past District Governor explained what a great supporter LensCrafters has been to their cause.
“LensCrafters donates exams and glasses to children who cannot otherwise afford these items.” Twohie said.
The Pearl River, Stony Point, North Rockland, Suffern and Blauvelt Lions Clubs were all represented at the walk which took place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also walking were the “Spirit Club” from Ramapo High School and the “Leo’s Club” from Tappan Zee.
If you would like more information about local Lions Clubs you can contact Dina Nejman at 845-300-1659 or Mary Ellen Brown at 845-803-4105