February 09, 2001

Awards are often given to recognize greatness. But who is greater than one who helps a child? If you know someone who has done extraordinary things to change the lives of children, nominate them for a $100,000 international child advocacy award. Nomination deadline is Monday, May 14, 2001.

First presented in 1998, the Kellogg's Hannah Neil World of Children Award honors those who have made a significant contribution to the health, well-being, social environment, intellectual understanding or education of children.

"We want to hold these people up as examples to others so that others will be inspired to do more for young people," said Joseph M. Stewart, senior vice president, Kellogg Company, and president, Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund, Award sponsor. "So that others will be committed to protecting our most critical natural resource -- our young children."

The 2001 recipient will be selected by Award honorary chair Muhammad Ali and other internationally recognized leaders from England, France, Hong Kong, Italy, South Africa, the United States and across the globe.

Nomination materials can be found at www.worldofchildren.org or by calling the Hannah Neil Center for Children at 614-491-5784, extension 221. Award entries may be submitted electronically or mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Suzan Nocella, Hannah Neil Center for Children, 301 Obetz Road, Columbus, Ohio 43207, USA, nocellas@starr.org, 614-491-2615 (fax).

Last year, the Kellogg's Hannah Neil World of Children Award was presented to Father William B. Wasson of Cuernavaca, Mexico, founder and director of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos children's homes in Mexico, Haiti and Central America. Previous honorees include Kathleen Magee, co-founder of Operation Smile, and William T. Sergeant, chairman of Rotary International's Polio Plus.

The Award is named in honor of two legendary philanthropists whose unwavering commitments to children have left permanent marks on the communities around them. They are Hannah Neil, a Columbus, Ohio, native who dedicated her life toward caring for poor women and children who were left homeless in the late 1800s, and W.K. Kellogg, the successful businessman who invested his cereal empire fortune in efforts to help young people.

The Award prize is provided by the Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund.

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