Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Xenia Tchoumitcheva is fundraising for the Iodine Global Network

January 2017
The Swiss, Russian-born model and enterpreneur Xenia Tchoumitcheva (@xeniaAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster) has launched a two-week fundraising campaign for the IGN via the All Charities UK online platform.

Xenia is the first celebrity to launch a campaign with All Charities, and we're thrilled that she supports our goal to eliminate iodine deficiency by 2020, and raise child I.Q.

By donating only 10 USD in the campaign, you can help us provide iodized salt to 1,000 individuals for 1 year. Even the smallest donation counts!

Take part before Sunday, 5 February for a chance to receive a personal thank-you video call from Xenia.

Watch our Chair, Prof. Michael Zimmermann, talk about this campaign and its potential to save IQ points in iodine deficient countries.
AllCharities was founded in London by a group of Swiss university students to engage with celebrities and their fans, to raise funds for great charities, and see social change. Like us, they believe that if everyone would donate 1 dollar, we could save millions of lives.

Why is it important to eliminate iodine deficiency?

Iodine is critical for good health at all life stages. It is an essential component of thyroid hormones which are needed for brain development. Children born to mothers who are iodine deficient could have lower IQ, slower psychomotor development, and impaired learning ability, leading to worse educational and social outcomes.

Salt iodization is a proven, cost-effective and scalable intervention to eliminate iodine deficiency and prevent mental impairment in newborns. It works in a sustainable way, improving child learning, increasing national prosperity, and helping to pull countries out of poverty!
Donate to AllCharities todayAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster for chance to hear from Xenia personally! You too can help us raise the world's I.Q.

 

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