Mercy Medical Center was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Rockville Centre Lions Club to support the hospital’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Center, according to Mercy Spokesman Mel Granick.
The funds, presented to the hospital by Rockville Centre Lions President Ed Asip, are part of the proceeds from the groups annual Dinner in the Dark gala, held last May at the Middle Bay Country Club in Oceanside.
“We are deeply grateful to the Lions Club for their support,” said Dr. Aaron Glatt, Mercy’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “Their donation will help to fund programs that enable diabetics to avoid severe vision problems that can result if their condition is not controlled.”
The Lions Club has been devoted to blindness prevention and eyesight restoration programs since 1925, Granick said. Mercy offers monthly diabetes self-management education programs. For more information, please call 516-62MERCY.