Project Edan™ is the charity of the official Peter Wingfield Fan Club. All content and images (except where noted) on this Web site are copyright © 1995-2010 PWFC. No permission is granted to post photos or information to any other Web site or blog without written permission from Project Edan. Project Edan Corner Time has just flown by since our last newsletter…it's hard to believe that Peter has already completed his first year at UVM.  That in itself wasn't taxing enough for him though; he also decided to throw a Tough Mudder event and a marathon into the mix to liven up the month of May.  I was fortunate to be able to join Ree and Vicky in Burlington where we had the opportunity to visit UVM and to cheer Peter on as he ran the marathon with his UVM teammates.  You can read all about our adventures throughout this issue.  It was a much smaller event than the last marathon Peter ran in New York with Team UNICEF and, having attended both, I think I preferred this setting.  While waiting at the finish line for Peter to make it through the last grueling stretch of the race through the hilly suburbs, I struck up a conversation with two of Peter's teammates who had already finished the race….easy to spot those bright yellow team shirts.  It was cute to learn that Peter is one of the 'popular kids in the class'.  Though not a Project Edan fundraising event,  thank you to everyone who supported Peter with donations to raise funds and awareness for 'Steps for Wellness', a research and rehabilitation program that serves the needs of cancer survivors.  Your generosity resulted in contributions of $3,273…well done! Peter participated with a team from UVM in the New England Tough Mudder ® event held at Mt. Snow 5 - 6 May.  Tough Mudder is a 10 -12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces that tests stamina, strength and camaraderie.  For those who weren't with us in Portland for the initial launch, as part of our fundraising effort for Tough Mudder we sold custom- designed Mudder ID tags intended to support the Wounded Warrior Project.  Tough Mudder ® has raised over $2.5 million for Wounded Warrior Project, a program that provides support to thousands of warriors returning from the battlefield.  Peter said that the course was very difficult (and he had the bruises and cracked rib to show at the end) but admits that he is very proud of his accomplishment.  And we are all extremely proud of Peter. You can read more from Ree in an interview we did with Peter over lunch in Burlington after the marathon..  We still have a very limited amount of Mudder tags available for purchase on our website at http://www.pwfc.org/pwfc_store/misc2.html.  (NOT AVAILABLE)  When our supply is gone, we will not be getting any more of these unique, one-of-a-kind items so don't miss your chance. Last month we issued a UNICEF plea for donations in a matching funds campaign to support The Eliminate Project - a historic partnership of Kiwanis International and UNICEF to help rid the world of maternal and neonatal tetanus by 2015.  Issue 63- 2nd Quarter 2012 Tetanus is a painful disease that kills one newborn every nine minutes, or 160 babies each day. This terrible disease is typically contracted through unhygienic childbirth practices where the umbilical cord is cut with an unsterilized instrument that often comes in contact with tetanus bacteria and their spores that live in the soil.  Tetanus interferes with motor nerves and causes severe muscle rigidity, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light, sound and touch.  Death is swift and cruel.  But it is also highly preventable and just $1.80 can save the life of a mother and her future unborn children. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this matching fund campaign.  Through the generosity of our donors, Project Edan contributed $3,950 to help UNICEF eliminate this terrible disease.  The more than 100 million women, along with their future newborns, who will be protected through global MNT elimination efforts, live in areas scarred by poverty, poor medical infrastructure or humanitarian crises. The Eliminate Project will also help pave the way for the delivery of other lifesaving services, such as clean water, nutrition and other vaccines. Bev Shihara Project Edan Coordinator