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State College Kiwanis Club Raises Funds to Prevent Infant Deaths

by on December 24, 2013 12:00 PM

The Kiwanis Club of State College recently raised nearly $37,000 for treatment and prevention of tetanus with infants.

Camron Bausch, president of the Kiwanis Club of State College, recently presented a check of $36,899 to Paul Mackes, coordinator of Kiwanis International Eliminate Program.

The Eliminate Program is an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, or about 160 newborns each day.

Funds were accumulated from the sale of blueberries, individual contributions of $1,250 each, known as Zeller Awards, and contributions from the Circle K Club at Penn State and Key Club at State College High School.

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