MedicAlert Foundation and Lions Club International
Working Together to Protect and Save Lives
Lions have a strong commitment to serve others and improve the quality of life for those in need. Each day, around the world, nearly 46,000 Lions clubs and 1.35 million members conduct and support large-scale projects to meet the needs of their communities.
Lions are also concerned with protecting individuals living with diseases or disabilities, or those at risk whose lives can be in danger when faced with natural or other disasters. Lions Clubs International has partnered with MedicAlert Foundation International (MedicAlert) to protect and save lives.
Importance of Emergency Medical Information
Immediate access to information about an individual’s disease or condition is critical in times of emergency or disaster – where seconds count. A MedicAlert medical ID worn by a child or adult helps save lives. Emergency personnel and healthcare professionals are trained to look for the MedicAlert ID, and it enables them to gain access to medical information and hidden medical conditions requiring prompt attention and treatment. Full details about vital information are held on a secure database. MedicAlert provides its services to 4 million members worldwide.
Opportunities for Service
There are many ways for Lions to partner with MedicAlert- as a district, as a club, or as individuals:
- Provide awareness about MedicAlert and its life-saving products through community presentations or exhibits
- Provide a guest speaker at club meetings or district conventions
- Distribute MedicAlert publications at community or Lions events
- Adopt a school or recreational camp to sponsor MedicAlert memberships for at-risk children with Type 1 Diabetes