Save Lives at Kentucky Derby Party

‘A Storm Approaching’ by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman will be raffled at the May 4 Derby Party for charity. Courtesy photo

KIWANIS News:

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Kentucky Derby Party 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue.

Kentucky Derby Party Chair Linda Daly says, “Put on your best Derby attire, grab a Daily Racing Form and join us for an afternoon at Churchill Downs for the 139th Run for the Roses!”

Tickets are $50 per person and include a Mint Julep and abundant hors d’oeuvres. The event includes a Derby hat contest, music, big screens TVs, raffle drawings and art by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman, and 50/50 betting on the big race!

The Derby Party is a fundraiser for Project Eliminate. Each $50 ticket equates to saving 15 precious lives.  

What If You Could Save a Baby’s Life?

There are few events more joyful than the day a new baby is welcomed into the world. But in 30 countries, a dreaded disease quickly turns that joy into tragedy.

Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills one baby every nine minutes, that’s 60,000 babies every year who will never grow up, make their mothers laugh, play with friends or dream about the future.

The effects of the disease are excruciating – tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. A significant number of women die from MNT each year, too.

With the Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

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 $110 million – and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

The Kentucky Derby Party to raise money for Project Eliminate is sponsored by Los Alamos Medical Center.

Join us in celebrating the running of the roses and saving lives. Let’s do our part! To reserve your spot, RSVP to either Karen Kendall or Linda Daly: kbkendall@yahoo.com  casadaly@aol.com or by calling 505-412-3793.

 

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