The Journey to Sight program began after the 1982 Lions Clubs International Convention. It was an idea created by Lions Clubs International designed to enable Lions Clubs and Districts to raise funds for sight related activities and increase Club and District visibility and reputation in their communities.
Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. adopted “Journey to Sight” shortly after the 1982 International Convention and later changed the name to Journey for Sight. The first Journey for Sight Weekend was held in May of 1983. The initial idea was for all Clubs to hold a Journey for Sight project on the same weekend of May each year. The purpose of this project was to generate additional funds for MLERF over and above a Lions Club’s usual annual donation. The goal was that the money generated by the existing five Lions Districts in the State would be the equivalent of a sixth (6th) District.
Today, Journey For Sight projects occur all year long throughout the five Lions Districts (Y-A-N-K-S).