State College Kiwanis Club Raises Funds to Prevent Infant Deaths
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.