The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, September 14th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and 1 visitor in attendance.
Lion Eldon Kothmann was responsible for the program and he spoke about Prostate Cancer. Eldon is a prostate cancer survivor. He said that it is estimated that 217,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, that is a chance that 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer this year. He said that if someone in your immediate family had prostate cancer, that your chances of getting it doubles and if two people had it your chances triple. Prostate cancer is the largest cancer killer of men. Although it is the most curable if detected early.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Eldon urges all men to get a yearly exam if you are 50 years of age or older and 40 years old if someone in your immediate family has had prostate cancer. To learn more go to www.ustoo.org.
The club's next meeting will be Tuesday, September 21st, at noon at Zavala's. The program chairman will be Mike Cope.
The Mason Lions has an ongoing program to recycle used eyeglasses to people who need them. Used eyeglasses may be given to any Lion or left in collection boxes at any of the local banks. Also, please contact any Mason Lion if you know of anyone in our community unable to afford appropriate eye care.