The Indiana District of Kiwanis International made a commitment to Riley Hospital for Children, to raise one million dollars to support the Riley/Wells Research Center for pediatric diabetes. At the Kiwanis Convention Sunday, August 14, 2011, the Greenfield Kiwanis Club presented a check for $5,000 to 2010 Governor Elaine Cummings-Bullard. Sondra Gullion and Karen Kleine from the Greenfield club presented the check. It was the largest amount given from any Indiana club. The donation was made possible from the sale of Kiwanis Easter carrots.
Indiana Kiwanis clubs have provided funding for many projects throughout the years. Indiana District Kiwanians believe in ‘serving the children’ and this contribution is meant to help children by finding a cure for Pediatric Diabetes through research. In the past ten years there has been an alarming increase in the number of children with diabetes. Each year, more than 15,000 youth are diagnosed in the US and is one of the most costly chronic childhood diseases