The Kiwanis Medical Foundation (KMF) was founded in 1981 through a donation from Dr. Lorne E. MacLachlan. The purpose of the KMF is the “advancement of medical treatment and research and assistance to organizations with similar objectives”.
During fiscal 2006-07, The KMF has made sizeable donations to the Diabetes Society of Canada and to the University of Ottawa Digestive Research Group for the study of intestinal abnormalities that can produce life-threatening situations in newborns. Both of these research initiatives are taking place in Ottawa hospitals.
For the first time, the Kiwanis Medical Foundation entered a bed in the Winterlude BEDZZZ Race raising almost $3500 along the way. Our bed raced under the capable control of the 2784 Governor General’s Foot Guards Cadets who did a great job and made us very proud.
This upcoming June 2007, the Medical Foundation is planning a fundraising event with Mark Max and The Courriers. This promises to be a very exciting event and we are hoping that all Kiwanians will help us obtain a sell-out in a short period of time. The Kiwanis Medical Foundation differs from the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Foundation, which is responsible for conducting charitable activities "for the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, the advancement of religion and for other charitable purposes beneficial to the community at large".