After two years of pandemic, on Sunday April 24, Lions Day returns to Palazzo Rivalta. “We are finally resuming – comments Andrea Baldrati, officer of Lions District 108 – and we are reiterating our experience that has been ignored because of Covid”. During this day, all the initiatives and services of the voluntary association which has more than 300 members, divided into 11 active groups on the provincial territory, will be illustrated. The protagonists of this event will be health and well-being, declined according to the different activities that will be offered during the day. As in previous editions, social commitment is in first place for the association alongside healthy pleasure. The first event of the day at 9 a.m. will be devoted to sport, conceived as a tool for friendship and aggregation. A long walk (non-competitive) will engage the first guests for approximately 12 kilometers to admire the greenery of the historic 18th century palace. Also at nine o’clock, the Eighth Lions Day Trophy run and archery demonstrations will conclude the morning. After the lunch break, the activities will resume with the performances of the molecular dogs of the Civil Protection and the musicians of the group Tetra Saxophone Quartet, who will delight the public with the reproduction of a repertoire capable of ranging from baroque music to that of the twentieth century.
Last appointments dedicated to prevention, offering a free blood test service. In addition, the volunteers present will be available to guide all visitors to discover the Secret Garden of the palace in order to explain the project to redevelop the spaces currently still in progress. Last, but not least, the presence of several gazebos where monitors will present some of the main services.
Fabrizio Sevardi, President of the Tenth Lions Zone, Mauro Fontanesi of the Organizing Committee and Lanfranco De Franco Councilor for Housing and Participation were also present at the presentation conference of the event. De Franco commented with great enthusiasm: “This restart, after the forced blockage, finally allows us to resume this beautiful tradition that goes from well-being to sport”.
Indeed, it is the long history of Lions that reaffirms its commitment to the world of health through the various activities it promotes. Such as: Lions Diabetes Campaign, Sight First program which has built 154 eye hospitals, Lions-Quest which offers drug and violence prevention program, Martina to deepen knowledge and facilitate cancer prevention, not to mention services for the elderly, the disabled and those in need.