Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Foundation Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, in 1925 on behalf of the American Foundation for the Blind:
“Dear Lions and Ladies:
I suppose you have heard the legend that represents opportunity as a capricious lady, who knocks at every door but once, and if the door isn’t opened quickly, she passes on, never to return.
And that is as it should be. Lovely, desirable ladies won’t wait. You have to go out and grab ’em.
I am your opportunity. I am knocking at your door. I want to be adopted …
The American Foundation for the Blind … grew out of the imperative needs of the blind …
Its object is to make the lives of the blind more worthwhile everywhere by increasing their economic value and giving them the joy of normal activity …”