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Go All In For Kids

During the 104th Kiwanis International Convention, Kiwanians helped raise money for The Eliminate Project and the fight against iodine deficiency disorders.

Through July, more than 970 Kiwanians had joined the All in for Kids Challenge. Together, we have raised more than US$229,000.

You have changed lives around the world by providing children and families with needed immunizations and nutrients. Gifts will help children in places like Sudan, where 91% of newborns are susceptible to brain damage because their mothers lack iodized salt. Gifts will also help get needed tetanus vaccines to women in Nigeria, where babies still needlessly die of this painful but preventable disease.

Thank you for your gift — and for helping Kiwanis go all in for kids! 

About The Eliminate Project

In 2010, Kiwanis International teamed up with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) from the face of the Earth. Since then, the number of babies dying from this devastating but preventable disease has been reduced by nearly half.

But in 13 countries around the world, the joy of childbirth can still turn quickly into tragedy. MNT kills one baby every 17 minutes. Its effects are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. There is little hope of survival. And tetanus kills mothers too.

But MNT is preventable. Just three doses of a vaccine protect mothers, who then pass on the immunity to their future babies. Together, we are not only stopping this disease — we are creating health-care networks and training community workers to keep it from returning.

The Eliminate Project will receive 50% of all donations to the All In For Kids Challenge.

About iodine deficiency disorders

In 1994, Kiwanis International partnered with UNICEF to eliminate iodine deficiency. An iodine-deficient diet can severely impair mental development, robbing a child of promise and potential. However, there is an effective weapon against IDD: iodized salt.

The Kiwanis family raised and leveraged more than US$100 million to eliminate IDD. Salt iodization is now considered one of the most successful public health achievements of the latter 20th century.

Today, salt production still needs to be monitored and tested. In fact, 19 million newborns are at risk of suffering brain damage every year because their mothers weren't able to consume enough iodine while pregnant.

Kiwanis’ IDD project will receive 50% of all donations to the All In For Kids Challenge.

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