UNICEF Canada

UNICEF Canada

October 09, 2008 12:25 ET

Media Advisory: UNICEF Canada and Kiwanis Clubs Unite to Fight HIV/AIDS

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2008) - Estimated national HIV prevalence rates in the Caribbean are at epidemic proportions. Higher HIV prevalence rates are found only in sub-Saharan Africa, making the Caribbean the second-most affected region in the world. UNICEF Canada and The Kiwanis Club of Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District will sign an agreement on Friday, October 10, 2008, forming a new $1 million programme called "The Kiwanis/UNICEF Unite for Children, Unite against Aids Campaign in the Caribbean" to benefit children and families in Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.



Announcement / Photo Opportunity with:

Nigel Fisher, President and CEO, UNICEF Canada
Don Canaday, President, Kiwanis International
Charles McIlravey, Immediate Past Governor, Kiwanis Club of Eastern Canada
and the Caribbean District
Sheron Cameron-Dunn, Governor, Kiwanis Club of Eastern Canada and the
Caribbean District
Gary Levine, Governor Elect, Kiwanis Club of Eastern Canada and the
Caribbean District
Barnaby Ross, Lt. Governor, Kiwanis Club of Eastern Canada and the Caribbean
District
Betty Wilson, Lt. Governor, Kiwanis Club of Eastern Canada and the Caribbean
District
Donald Kibblewhite, President, Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma

When: 10:15 a.m., Friday, October 10, 2008

Where: Casa Loma, Solarium Room, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON
(South of St. Clair Ave. West just off Spadina Rd.)


Contact Information

  • For further information or to arrange for an interview,
    please contact:
    UNICEF Canada
    Kathleen Powderley, PR Consultant
    (416) 482-4444 ext. 8810 or (416) 803-5597 (cell)