Mankato Sunrise Lions Club held its inaugural “Lions Diabetes Rally” in October 2018.  They will be holding their 2nd Annual Diabetes Rally Saturday, October 12,2019.  Look for more information and if you want to form a team or be a sponsor for the Lions Diabetes Rally in October 2019 contact Rene’ Maes Jr. (507-995-6910 cell or email at  or any member of our local Sunrise Lions Club.  The goal of the Lions Diabetes Rally is to support the MN Lions Diabetes Foundation (working to find a cure for T1D) and local diabetes programs like Camp Sweet Life!   Diabetes Walk – 2019 Team Information Letter

Pictured below is a “big check” presentation from proceeds earned at the 2018 Lions Diabetes Rally.  In all over $3,000 dollars was donated to Camp Sweet Life and over $8,000 given to the MN Lions Diabetes Foundation and other related causes! Way to go Mankato Lions Clubs!
Pictured from left to right below: Steve Yaeger, Carol Brady, Rene’ Maes Jr, and Frank Smasal – all members of the Mankato Sunrise Lions Club.
Mankato Sunrise Lions Check Presentation:

February 2019: Mayo Clinic Health System makes donation to Camp Sweet Life.  The money will be used for Camp and our Glow Run 2019.  Pictured from left to right:
Rene’ Maes Jr., Camp Sweet Life Executive Director
Representatives from Southwest Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System:
Chirstine Wilking, Community Relations Officer
Laura Bowman, Regional Director Community Relations
Terry Brandt, Regional Chair of Administration
Special thanks to Mayo Clinic Health System for their continued support of Camp Sweet Life!
Mayo Clinic Health System check presentation:

January 2019: Marcia Bahr, Mankato Clinic Foundation presents $5,000 donation to Camp Sweet Life – A big shout out of thanks to Mankato Clinic!
Mankato Clinic Foundation Check presentation: