Neglected no more - because I matter.

On October 22, Steve Price, the effect:hope Planned Giving Manager, will be running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to support children in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya. More than two-thirds of children under the age of 5 in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya require treatment for intestinal worms. An untreated infestation of intestinal worms can cause fatigue and delayed growth as well as Vitamin A malabsorption. Vitamin A deficiency can be extremely detrimental to the physical and mental development of a young child, and can lead to blindness and death. In Côte d’Ivoire, 57% of children and in Kenya, 84% of children under the age of 5 are Vitamin A deficient.

The Every Child Thrives is a four-year program to reduce child mortality among children under the age of 5 in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya through a mass drug administration program, providing deworming treatments and Vitamin A supplementation every six months to 1.8 million children.

Support our run. Support the children of Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya.

Thanks to a generous grant all gifts are matched 3x. So every $1 you give becomes $4!

effect:hope, formerly The Leprosy Mission Canada, is a Christian international development organization focused on growing healthy, inclusive communities. With partners in 11 developing countries, effect:hope builds stronger health-care systems and champions new research initiatives that will make positive, lasting changes in the lives of millions facing stigma and impoverishment due to leprosy and other diseases of poverty.


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