Kiwanians (L-R) Bev Monk, Hillary Baker and club resident Roger Lowe present a cheque to BRHC Foundation board member Jerry Walker, neonatal unit manager Marilyn Day and Bev Cumming, vice-president of Acute Care Services.
"Serving the children of the world" is the mandate of Kiwanis International and the members of the Assiniboine Kiwanis Club in Brandon are doing their share.
Recently they were proud to present a cheque for $5,400 to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the purchase of a neo-puff ventilator. This piece of equipment will be used in the neonatal nursery in assisting babies with breathing difficulty.
The club also presented a selection of toys and small comfort blankets for use in the paediatric unit. Some of these will go home with the children on discharge.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers and is currently partnering with UNICEF in an effort to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus .
This devastating and painful condition kills a baby every nine minutes and the goal is to raise $110 million in order to eliminate the condition in the remaining 34 countries where this is still prevalent. Mothers are also affected by the disease.
The Assiniboine Club along with others around the world is doing its share to help the cause and will continue to serve children at home and abroad.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 12, 2012