Upcoming Eyesight Screening Missions 

Denver Lions Club is scheduling two significant Eyesight Screening Campaigns later this year in Ecuador and Mexico.

For Ecuador, the dates will be August 22 through September 2:

•    touring in the northern part of Ecuador, August 23-25;

•    setup and screening in Quito from August 26-29;

•    Set up and screened in Guayaquil from August 30 through September 2.

Ecuador’s Ministry of the Interior will sponsor and coordinate the project. The police will benefit from our humanitarian efforts there. We will need to arrive two days early to get things set up. Afterward, volunteers can schedule a trip to the Galapagos, if desired, through a connection we have to a travel agency in Guayaquil.

For Mexico, the dates will be October 27-31 in Cuernavaca. Cuernavaca is near Mexico City and is a Sister City to Denver. It is the location for a campaign conducted there last year, at which we provided eyeglasses to 1,200 people. Cuernavaca’s Ministry of Economic Development will sponsor and coordinate with Denver Sister Cities. Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a significant event in Mexico, and there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the festivities.

We plan to collaborate with Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International to secure eye doctors to accompany us.

We are optimistic that we will be able to mitigate, if not wholly fund, the expenses for accommodations in Ecuador and Mexico. We will keep you posted on this.

Please join us for all or any part of either or both campaigns. You will find your volunteer work most rewarding and gratifying. You will see the impact of your work on the faces of all those who find that they can now see better, enabling them to enrich their lives accordingly.

If you are interested and want more information, contact Steve and Susy Kisky at 303.263.3901    stevekinsky@icloud.com