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History is waiting. Time is not.

Jun 11, 2014

In 2010, we made a commitment. With every passing day, we become closer to fulfilling that commitment and making history.

As of May 16, 2014, Kiwanis-family members around the world have raised more than US$53 million in cash and pledges. These critical funds will help UNICEF implement immunization activities—and save or protect 29.4 million women and their future babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.

Immunization campaigns are important as they lead to data review, pre-validation and validation surveys, and ultimately confirmation that maternal and neonatal tetanus has been eliminated. Twenty-five counties remain at risk for maternal and neonatal tetanus although several have progressed in the process in recent months. Madagascar anxiously awaits validation survey results from the World Health Organization. Cambodia scheduled its validation survey later this year while Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania and the Philippines will conduct pre-validation assessments.

We’re not just reaching a goal through The Eliminate Project. We’re keeping a promise—to protect the connection between more than 61 million mothers and their babies.

History is within our reach. 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.

Find out where we currently stand on July 1 or read about ways to get involved and start fundraising today.