In 1925 Helen Keller attended the Lions Clubs International
Convention and challenged Lions to become
"knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”
Today, Lions worldwide extend their commitment to sight conservation
through countless local efforts, as well as through their international
SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
In 1971, the Board of Directors for Lions Clubs International declared that June 1 would be remembered as Helen Keller Day.
Helen Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Helen's remarkable life continues to impact people around the world.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.