To acknowledge the Lions of Indiana reaching the halfway point in their one million dollar commitment, the Indiana University School of Medicine hosted an open house at the State Lions Convention in Merrillville, Indiana in April 2000. Marcus Randall M.D. and Robert Timmerman, M.D. addressed the Lions State Convention to express their appreciation and helped to educate the Lions on the importance of the contributions toward this unique project which benefits so many Hoosiers.