<b>Name:</b> William A. Wildhack Jr., club treasurer <b>Club:</b> Arlington Host Lions Club, Virginia <b>Years as a Lion: 20</b> <b>Profession:</b> Attorney, IRS Agent/Special Agent <b>Why did you become a Lion?</b> “What attracted me to Lions is the emphasis on sight and what we as Lions can and do for those in need. Without corrective lenses, I am about 20/1000. Eyesight has always been very important to me, probably because mine isn’t so good.” <b>Why do you support or participate in LCIF?</b> “I became a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow because I know that every minute of every day, someone goes blind and 80 percent of all blindness is preventable. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is important because it recognizes a humanitarian donation from an individual or on behalf of an individual.” <b>How does your club support LCIF?</b> “Our club got involved from day one. A year or two after I joined the club, the first SightFirst campaign began. It was clear right away that this was something very important that our club had to get involved with it. It feels really good to know that by raising US$57,000 for SightFirst, our Lions club saved more than 9,500 individuals from blindness. In fact, I still get choked up when I read or hear updates about the individuals reached through our SightFirst program.”
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