With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating and the tiny newborns suffer.
To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. The project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.
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Ypsilanti Kiwanis Club kicks off social media charity challenge to prevent maternal and neonatal tetanus
By Krystal Elliott, Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
"The challenge is quite simple: Instead of dumping a bucket of water on their head, both women and men can take a video of them putting on their best, bright red lipstick and giving the person nearest to them a big kiss on the cheek. The suggested donation for participants is $1.80, or $18.00 for those who would rather donate than take on the challenge.
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Comedians stand up to eliminate disease
By Joseph Yelick, Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
"I wanted comedians that could appeal to a wide audience (Kiwanis is for all ages), and perform clean,” said Webster about the process of choosing the comedians, “Michael (Geeter) actually wrote new jokes geared toward Kiwanis.”
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Kiwanis clubs seek cure with comedy show
Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The show is emceed by Adam Hirzel, with entertainment by Deb Beyer, Jason Valentini and Wesley Ward. Headlining the event is Michael Geeter and his famous beard. The comedians will be working clean.
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Local Kiwanis chapter raising funds by
By Paul Martell, Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Ypsilanti Kiwanis knows the best way to accomplish something this large is by working together. For this reason, the Kiwanis Club of Ypsilanti warmly invites the community to attend its Annual Pancake Breakfast on April 20. At this event, attendees will be able to support the local Kiwanis Club, as well as participate in raising funds for the Eliminate Project.
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Kiwanis Club to Host Pancake Breakfast
By Bryan Alfaro, Published: Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Kiwanis Club of Ypsilanti will host its annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, located at 209 Washtenaw Ave., to raise funds for The Eliminate Project campaign.
THE ELIMINATE BALL
The Eliminate Ball was a wonderful event planned by the Michigan District of Key Club. This event was to help raise awareness and funding for the Eliminate Project, which is aimed to end maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) throughout the world. The Kiwanis Club of Ypsilanti joined in on the good times, so here are some highlights from our experience!