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Almost halfway to our US$110 million goal

May 13, 2014

The Kiwanis family rallied together in April to celebrate district and worldwide progress of The Eliminate Project during Worldwide Report Day. Team members, supporters and partners from all over the world tuned in, including UNICEF.

“I am thrilled that Kiwanis leaders around the world took the time to report on the amazing progress that their regions and districts are achieving,” said Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Collectively, the Kiwanis family and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have raised more than US$52 million—nearly halfway to our US$110 million goal—in cash and pledges as of May 4, 2014. These funds will save or protect at least 28.8 million women and babies.

Ongoing support from the Kiwanis family helps UNICEF implement immunization activities in the 25 countries where MNT remains a threat. Throughout the next five months, UNICEF plans to vaccinate more than 2.3 million women of childbearing age in Angola, Nigeria and Chad. Your support matters.

“In celebration of 100 years of Kiwanis, we have a very practical way to show our dedication to the children of the world through the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus,” says Illinois-Eastern Iowa District Coordinator John Vanderheyden.

As we approach this pivotal moment, help the Kiwanis family make 2015 a year of celebration. And help fulfill our commitment to change the world forever. “Each step forward brings us closer to our goal,” adds Caryl.

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