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Lewiston Community Lions host 'Strides' Diabetes Awareness & 5K Run/Walk


Thu, Jan 25th 2018 03:00 pm
On Sunday, April 29, members of the Lewiston Community Lions Club, along with their friends and families, will run and walk in the "Strides" Diabetes Awareness and 5K Run/Walk.
Screenings will begin at 10 a.m. and go until 5 p.m. at the Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall on Center and North Sixth streets. Registration for the run will begin at 8 a.m., while the race begins at 9 a.m. Two hundred people are expected to participate. Health screenings and information from local companies will be available to the public free-of-charge inside the firehall. Refreshments also will be available.
"There's still time to gather your family, friends and neighbors to participate in the 'Strides' event. This is an enjoyable way for the community to join together in the fight against diabetes. Contact the Lewiston Community Lions Club at 716-807-2409. In addition, we will be able to take your registration at the firehall any time before 9 a.m." Club President Lion Lynn Bahringer said.
Lions all over the world organize "Strides" events in their communities to heighten awareness of diabetes and its complications, and to provide information on preventing and managing the disease. These events promote regular, healthy exercise and include participants of all ages.
For more information about this event, or to pre-register, visit www.Strides5k.itsyourrace.com or www.LewistonCommunityLions.org.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.

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