Daily Prompt: Breaking the Ice

“The internet has recently been swept up by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Is there a cause — social, political, cultural, or other — you passionately believe in? Tell us how you got involved — or why you don’t get involved.” –The Daily Post

Oh no, not here too! THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE IS LITERALLY THE ONLY THING ON MY FACEBOOK and while it’s a WONDERFUL cause, I’m so tired of watching people spill buckets of ice water on their heads… Not to mention, it’s so similar to the Cold Water Challenge that so many people did back in June.

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Getting back to the question, one cause I greatly care about is the ELIMINATE Project to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from around the world. What’s even more exciting – the fundraising mission is almost complete!

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    1. Sure! Here’s a quick write up that summarizes the project rather well!

      “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 — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.

      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. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.”

      Taken from: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/theELIMINATEproject/home.aspx

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