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Foothills Lion Diane Bray Given Prestigious Honour

 

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(l to r) Don Ward, Don Edy and Diane Bray

Diane Bray of the Foothills Lions Club has been named a Dr. Patti Hill Fellow.

This Fellowship recognizes the commitment of honourees to the WE SERVE ideals of Lions Clubs International.

In the  photograph above Diane is seen receiving the award from Don Ward, Foothills Lions Club President – 2014-2015 and Don Edy Lions Club District Governor.  Diane is this year’s Foothills Lions Club President, 2015-2016.

The funds generated through this Fellowship will assist the Lions Eye Research Fund to provide equipment and funding for the Royal Alexandra Hospital Regional Eye Centre which plays a major role in eye health in western Canada. The Regional Eye Centre is also affiliated with the University of Alberta’s Department of Ophthalmology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and as such, a major teaching and research facility. These donations will enable the Regional Eye Centre at the Royal Alexandra Hospital to provide services to patients with the diagnosis, treatment and care they need to recover from conditions such as acute infections, keratoconus, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal conditions, hereditary eye disease, neuro-ophthalmology and trauma cases.

In being named a FELLOW, Diane joins many others whose generosity ensures the continuation of the Regional Eye Centre patient services and research. Thousands of Albertans and more will benefit from these programs.

Dr. Hill, a Past International Director of Lions Clubs, is a psychologist and co-owner and Director of Professional Services at ecsi ltd., working with schools, families and government agencies to design and support programs and interventions for special needs children and students. The goal: enabling others to excel.

 

 

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