THE FUTURE Lions should be proud of the work they’ve set in motion through LCIF over the past 50 years. Through their hard work and generous donations, LCIF’s two previous capital fundraising campaigns, Campaign SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II, have raised US$143 million in 1994 and US$205 million in 2008. Those campaigns led to considerable progress in the global fight against blindness. A new capital fundraising campaign, officially launching in July, will be LCIF’s most ambitious yet. With a goal of raising US$300 million, LCIF will support Lions’ efforts to triple their humanitarian impact and serve 200 million people per year by 2021. In order to reach this goal, LCIF will expand its areas of focus. Moving forward, in addition to its current core competencies, LCIF will focus on projects addressing diabetes, the environment, childhood cancer, and hunger, all under the humanitarian umbrella. These are issues that LCIF grants have addressed in the past, but this new focus will bring additional solutions and service to the world’s most pressing global problems. As our world continues to change, LCIF will be there, growing and evolving to meet new challenges. To address new concerns and best serve communities and future generations, LCIF is looking to the next 50 years to make its greatest impact yet. LCIF relies on the generosity of Lions. When you make a donation to LCIF, you can make a difference both locally and globally. Talk to your club’s LCIF Coordinator for information on how you can support LCIF, then spread the word on the important work LCIF is doing. With continued support from Lions, LCIF can continue to be the shelter in the storm, the light in the darkness, the hand reaching out to make our communities safer, brighter, more humane. ONE SHOT, ONE LIFE Lions work with LCIF to stop measles What Is Measles? • Found in every part of the world • A contagious viral infection that first attacks the respiratory system, then creates a rash • Ninety percent of those without immunity will contract the virus when exposed • Immunity can be easily acquired through a vaccine • Six times more infectious than the flu How Measles Impacts the World • The cause of death for 89,780 people per year; around 245 people every day • The world’s leading cause of vaccine-preventable deaths among children • Thirty percent of survivors experience complications, which can include permanent hearing loss, blindness, and death LCIF Impact LCIF financial support along with GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance matching funds has enabled: • A projected 87.7 million children to be immunized • 97.8 million doses of measles or MR vaccine procured • 61,000 future deaths averted • By the end of 2017, it is estimated Lions and LCIF mobilized more than US$85 million toward the global fight against measles Lions are proud to be a contributing partner in bringing the annual measles death rate below 100,000 for the first time in history. How Lions Can Help As a Club • Organize fundraisers such as concerts, dinners, galas, sport events, and donate money raised to LCIF • Ask your Club LCIF Coordinator to give a presentation on measles Individual Lions • Spread the word through social media, word of mouth, or publications like the local newspaper • Volunteer at vaccination centers • Donate Today! One dollar could save a life See more stories of LCIF in action .