BENEFITING: UNICEF USA
In fall 2013, Cornerstone students raised over $1000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)!
This fall we challenge Cornerstone students to raise funds for Unicef’s Eliminate Project. Unicef’s Eliminate Project is working to eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus (MNT).
If a class raises $100 they can pie their Peer Architect, if a class raises $200 they get a pizza party, if a class raises $300 they get to pie their Professor, and if a class raises $500 they get to pie the Dean.
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF helps save and protect the world's most vulnerable children. Rated one of the best charities to donate to, 91% of every dollar spent goes directly to help children. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work, and other efforts in support of the world's children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Unicef helped immunize 38 percent of the world’s children in 2013.
The Eliminate Project
The Eliminate Project, will protect the lives of babies and mothers all over the globe and aims to help put an end to this cruel, centuries-old disease. It will also help pave the way for the delivery of other lifesaving services, such as clean water, nutrition and other vaccines. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is actively raising urgently needed funds for global Maternal Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) elimination program. In total, The Eliminate Project will raise $110 million. You can help. Support The Eliminate Project, do your part to rid the world of MNT by 2015.
About Maternal Neonatal Tetanus (MNT)
In 24 countries around the world, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) can quickly turn the joy of childbirth into tragedy. MNT kills one baby every nine 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.
Can MNT be stopped?
Yes! MNT is highly preventable. Just three doses of a 60-cent immunization protects mothers, who then pass on the immunity to their future babies.
We look forward to helping Unicef with this important cause and seeing young people make a positive impact in society.