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International Child Advocacy Group Seeks Award Nominations Worldwide

Published 01-28-04

Submitted by World of Children, Inc.

COLUMBUS, OH - World of Children Inc. announced today it is seeking worldwide nominations for its seventh annual Hannah Neil World of Children Awards, the world's first and most prestigious global award program promoting child advocacy.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. EST, Monday, April 26, 2004. Nominations can be made online at, where complete award guidelines and nomination criteria can also be found.

Through three distinct awards, World of Children, Kellogg's and Cardinal Health hope to bring honor and international acclaim to outstanding children's advocates and the work that they do, and to help raise public awareness about the issues affecting the world's children. The three awards are:

  • $100,000 Kellogg's Child Development Award, underwritten by founding sponsor Kellogg Company, acknowledges an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to improving children's opportunities to learn and grow;
  • $100,000 Cardinal Health Children's Care Award, underwritten by Cardinal Health, recognizes an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the health and well-being of children;
  • $15,000 Founder's Award, underwritten by donations to World of Children Inc., recognizes a young person who has made an extraordinary contribution to children.
  • Honorary co-chairmen of the awards are Muhammad Ali, UN Messenger for Peace and former world heavyweight boxing champion, and 14-year-old Gregory Smith, founder of International Youth Advocates who was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. ABC News anchor Leon Harris serves as emcee for the awards ceremony, to be held November 18, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio.

    For more information about the World of Children awards, including a list of past winners and honorees, visit

    About Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund (KCCF)
    KCCF is the charitable arm of Kellogg Company. With projected annual sales of about $8 billion, Kellogg Company ( is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods. Brands include Kellogg's, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Nutri-Grain, Rice Krispies, Murray, Austin Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Carr's Plantation, Ready Crust and Kashi.

    About the Cardinal Health Foundation
    Supported by the global resources of Cardinal Health (, including more than 50,000 employees around the world, the Cardinal Health Foundation is the focal point of the company's community relations efforts. The Foundation's mission is to advance and fund regional and national programs that improve access to and delivery of quality health care services. With annual revenues of more than $50 billion and operations on six continents, Cardinal Health is the leading provider of products and services supporting the health care industry.

    About World of Children
    World of Children, Inc. ( is a for-impact organization whose mission is to honor, illuminate and inspire action on behalf of children by raising global awareness of the plight of children and by recognizing and bringing together individuals who have had a profound positive effect on the well-being of children. Since 1998, the World of Children Awards program has recognized 45 honorees from 20 countries, awarding more than $1 million that has been reinvested in helping children. Annual awards include a $15,000 Founder's Award, which honors youth serving other youth, and two lifetime achievement awards: the $100,000 Kellogg's Child Development Award and the $100,000 Cardinal Health Children's Care Award.

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