One of the best parts about working at the foundation is meeting so many people who’ve been doing this work for longer than we have.
Take the example of the Lions Club. It’s the largest service organization in the world, with more than 1.3 million members, and they’ve been investing money and time into curing blindness for years. Their work has restored sight for more than 30 million people.
The Lions are now holding their annual meeting in my hometown of Seattle, and I am honored that they invited me to speak to them about an issue we’ve been working on together: measles. Measles is a major cause of blindness, and it’s a leading cause of vaccine-preventable death. It’s also one of the great global health success stories of the past decade.
You can read the speech I just gave to the Lions.
I’m so excited to see what the Lions can do when they make the fight against measles a priority.