Actress and UNICEF ambassador Téa Leoni’s commitment to creating a world in which every child is safe and healthy runs deep in her family: Her actress grandmother helped extend the reach of UNICEF by founding the U.S. Committee for UNICEF, and her lawyer father serves on its board (now known as the US Fund for UNICEF). That’s one reason The Eliminate Project and the Kiwanis/UNICEF partnership a so important to her. But it’s also because the project “has the potential to change the face of women’s and children’s health in the world, far beyond the tetanus issue,” Leoni says. Read the December KIWANIS magazine to learn more about how this dynamic actress and volunteer is spreading the word about the importance of maternal/neonatal tetanus around the world.
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Jan 03 2011, 02:40 PM