For many years, Lions have actively supported the Special Olympics.
MD112 Belgium is involved in the Healthy Athletes Program (HAP) since 2003. They have set up this programme in collaboration with Special Olympics and support this health programme every year both financially and with many volunteers.
Over the years, this collaboration with Special Olympics Belgium has developed into a Gold Sponsor.
In order to continue its involvement in a sustainable way, MD112 Belgium created a national commission in 2017. Its mission is to continue to support the international project for: inclusion and equal treatment of people with a mental disability. First of all in all aspects of our society, but especially in the health care sector.
This project is also supported on an international level. Lions Clubs International is involved in the Opening Eyes programme as a global sponsor.
Committee action: annual support of the health programme during the National Special Olympics Games, held alternately in Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels.
CHAIRMAN: François OOSTERLYNCK – LC MOUSCRON
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Delegates of the districts :
DISTRICT 112A : Emilie MARTENS – LC GENT CENTINELLE
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DISTRICT 112B : Willy GESTELS – LC ANTWERPEN VOORKEMPEN
(firstname.lastname@example.org – GSM:0486/470046)
DISTRICT 112C: Gaëtane DIERYCK – LC BRUSSELS AURORE
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DISTRICT 112D: Pino-Philippe DENTAMARO – LC LA LOUVIERE COEUR DE HAINAUT
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LEO’S: Axelle KNAPEN – National President Leo Clubs Belgium
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It is my sincerest honor to share that Special Olympics Belgium has achieved year-round inclusive health programming and will have the designation of a Special Olympics Healthy Community through 31 March 2021.
The HAP programme supported by the Belgian Lions is included in this award.
National Games on 29,30,31 May and 1 June 2019 in Sint-Niklaas and Beveren.