Alameda West, Jefferson County
Serving the Children of the World
Kiwanis International/UNICEF's The Eliminate Project
Kiwanis’ current global campaign for children, The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus, (http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/theELIMINATEproject/home.aspx) aims to raise $110 million and save the lives of a 129 million mothers and their future babies. In partnership with UNICEF, Kiwanis is committing to eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT) by 2015 , a disease that kills nearly 60,000 babies every year. By targeting this disease, Kiwanis will not only save lives but also pave the way for other interventions that will boost maternal health and child survival among the poorest, most underserved women and children in the world.
Alameda West Kiwanis Club has committed to be a Model Club for this effort. One of the fundraising projects we've taken on in 2013 is to raise money for Eliminate through the Colfax Marathon (May 19, 2013) Charity Partners Program. We're volunteering for the event and will have runners and walkers raising funds for us! If you would like to donate, you can send cash or checks to:
Kiwanis Club of Alameda West Foundation, Inc. (Eliminate)
P. O. Box 150583
Lakewood, CO 80215
(Note that this donation is for Eliminate on your check)
Or go to our online fundraising page set up for this event:
During Kiwanis’ first global campaign for children, the Worldwide Service Project for IDD, members worked to virtually eliminate iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), the world’s leading preventable cause of mental retardation, while raising more than US$100 million. This campaign has been heralded as one of the most successful health initiatives in the world.