Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer Facts

2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes 13% increase in incidence of childhood cancer over the last 20 years 6 years average age at diagnosis of children with cancer >90% of childhood cancer deaths occur in low resource settings

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/childhood-cancer 

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Diabetes

Diabetes Facts

Diabetes can lead to serious diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves and teeth. In most high-income countries, diabetes is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation. It is expected to affect 629 million adults by 2045.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/diabetes

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Environment

Environment Facts

>3 trillion trees in the world

30% of the world’s land area is covered by forest

>15 billion trees are cut down every year

46% Estimated global decrease in tree count since the start of human civilization

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/environment

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Hunger

Hunger Facts

815 million people affected by hunger in 2016: 11% of the global population 155 million children under age five are stunted due to chronic malnutrition 1/3 of annual food production is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain 33% of women of reproductive age suffer from anaemia

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/hunger

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Vision

Vision Facts

253 million people are blind or have moderate to severe distance vision impairment (MSVI)

1.1 billion have near-vision impairment simply because they don’t have a pair of glasses

>75% of all blindness and MSVI is avoidable

89% of people with visual impairment live in developing countries

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-global-causes/vision 

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LCIF Humanitarian Efforts

History in the Making

The story of LCIF is epic—filled with unlimited compassion and tireless support of Lions service. For more than 50 years, we’ve dedicated our energies to increasing the ability of Lions everywhere, helping them empower the communities they serve. With every grant we give, our history grows, along with the impact of Lions. Today, we couldn’t be more proud of where we stand, or more excited about the future of our work.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/discover-our-foundation/history

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