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  I-I District's Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation
The Spastics Paralysis Research Foundation was organized in 1952. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial grants to top level medical and scientific researchers specializing in spastic paralysis and other diseases of the central nervous system with a focus on neonatal.  All researchers are located within in the I-I District.   Hands-on-service projects at special camps for Spina Bifida survivors, visits to researchers labs and childrens hospitals and fundraising opportunities all exist for K-Family clubs in the I-I District to get involved in supporting our District Foundation.  For more information, visit the Spastic Foundation webpage or click on the I-I District Logo at the left.
  Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. People, organizations and media partners unite with CMN hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to CMN create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that save and improve the lives of 17 million children each year. To ensure children’s hospitals have the resources they need, CMN partners like Kiwanis conduct thousands of special events and grassroots fundraisers year-round. Circle K and Key Clubs hold Dance Marathons to help generate millions of dollars each year to provide life-saving and crucial services kids need. Through its continuous effort to help kids, CMN has raised more than US$ 3.4 billion to date, most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time by caring individuals.  Each CMN hospital located in the I-I District and Iowa also has a Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation grant recipient on Staff.  For more information on CMN, contact I-I District CMN Chairperson and CMN Spokesperson/Mother, Andrea Raycraft at iioffice@iikiwanis.org
  No single organization can solve the tremendous challenges facing children worldwide. That’s one reason Kiwanis International has joined in a memorandum of understanding with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to foster, nurture, and establish a legacy of serving children, a cornerstone mission for both organizations. If you don’t already have a relationship with a Kiwanis club or a Boys & Girls Club, now’s a great time to explore opportunities to work together to benefit area children.  For more information, visit the B&G Club Webpage at KiwanisOne.org
  Kiwanis International joined forces with UNICEF to combat iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) worldwide during the Worldwide Service Project for IDD. Now, Kiwanis and UNICEF are partnering again on The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus. Kiwanis and UNICEF are reaching out to the world’s poorest, most underserved women and children to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus by 2015.  For more information visit www.theeliminateproject.org