DPAC and Lions Clubs International (LCI) are proud to announce a new collaborative partnership!
DPAC and LCI have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on bringing diabetes policy issues to the U.S. national agenda.
Lions Clubs International held a Centennial Celebration in 2017-2018, and as part of that celebration announced diabetes as a new global signature cause. LCI will partner with DPAC in order to provide diabetes grassroots advocacy programming, education, and resources to over 1.4 million club members worldwide.
Both DPAC and LCI are dedicated to expanding access to diabetes supplies, services, and education to address the growing global epidemic. Christel Marchand Aprigliano, DPAC’s Chief Executive Officer, is excited for the partnership. “We are honored to formally acknowledge our work with Lions Club International through this memorandum. Our commitment to share our knowledge and expertise in diabetes policy issues with passionate, dedicated Lions and Leos service members will bring new ideas and effective advocacy opportunities.”
According to LCI president, Ms. Gudrun Yngvadottir, “Lions are uniquely qualified to take on the challenge and growing epidemic of diabetes. With over 1.4 million members around the world, we can make an impact by helping to increase public awareness, screening for diabetes, and providing one-on-one peer counseling to young people, in addition to working with partner organizations.”
To see the official press release, click here.