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Helen Keller

Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness

Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA, in 1880, Helen Keller developed a fever at 18 months of age that left her blind and deaf. With the help of an exceptional teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan of the Perkins School for the Blind, Helen Keller learned sign language and braille. A few years later, she learned to speak. As an adult she became a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. And in 1925, she attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become "Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." The Lions accepted her challenge and our work ever since has included sight programs aimed at preventable blindness.
Helen Keller Day In 1971, the Board of Directors of Lions Clubs International declared that June 1 would be remembered as Helen Keller Day. Lions around the world implement sight-related service projects on Helen Keller Day  
Helen Keller Resources    
Helen Keller’s Speech Helen Keller 2nd Vice District Governor Jackie Christensen   If you would like to hear what Helen Keller said to the Lions back in 1925. Then email Helen Keller
Goal of tripling our humanitarian impact by serving 200 million people per year by 2021 District13OH5
History of Helen Keller