Lions Clubs of Williamsburg Sponsor Event for Diabetes Awareness


Williamsburg - On February 27, 2016, World Diabetes Day, The Williamsburg Host Lions Club and the James City Williamsburg Club friends and families, will participate in a "Spin Class, along with in conjunction the Strides Lions for Diabetes Awareness event.

The Spin class for the Williamsburg Host Lions Club will begin at 10:00 - 1045 am at the Ironbound Gym; and a second class will be held at 11:00 to 11:45 for the James City Lions Club. Total distance covered will be approximately 2-3 miles. Twenty-Five people are expected to participate in each session. Health handouts and information will be available to the public free-of-charge at the sign in desk for this event.

"There's still time to gather your family, friends and neighbors to Sign up for this Spinning Strides event. This is an enjoyable way for the community to join together in the fight against diabetes. Contact the Dr Anderson of the Williamsburg Lions Club at (540) 220-6000. We will also be able to take your registration at the Front Desk at the Ironbound Gym any time before 9:30am said Club President Ray Staton.

Each individual who participates in either section will receive a Pin, Certificate, and a lanyard to recognize their achievement, there will also be drawings for T-Shirts and other items donated by local businesses.

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.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in over 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. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at the following web site:, or for additional information.

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