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Albany Lions Club hold fundraiser for leader dogs for the blind

Joy Sheckles is a member of the Albany Lions Club. (Source: WALB) Joy Sheckles is a member of the Albany Lions Club. (Source: WALB)
They also handed out brochures on diabetes -- which is the third leading cause of blindness in the US. (Source: WALB) They also handed out brochures on diabetes -- which is the third leading cause of blindness in the US. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Lions Club is helping raise money to fund leader dogs for people who are blind.

Organizers of the fundraiser today say it takes a lot of money to train the dogs. 

They set up a table at Petsmart in Albany to collect money and lightly used eyeglasses.

All the money raised will go towards training dogs for people across the country.

Lions Club members said they hope to continue raising funds for this cause.

"It is so expensive to raise these dogs and to train these dogs, and it takes specific people to be able to train the dogs to do the services these dogs do for the blind people," said Joy Sheckles, a Lions club member. " And it gives the blind people a greater sense of independence."

They also handed out brochures on diabetes, which is the third leading cause of blindness in the U.S.

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