Kiwanis raises money to prevent tetanus
by Hilary Butschek
August 12, 2014 12:46 AM | 2658 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Marietta Kiwanis Club announced Monday it has committed to raising $100,000 to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world.

It is the 44th club in the world to commit to this goal.

The movement to raise money to eradicate MNT, a deadly disease that is the cause of death of 60,000 infants and women annually, is called “The Eliminate Project,” Pat Huey, the executive director of the Marietta Kiwanis Club said.

The project aims to use the money to immunize mothers in order to prevent their children from contracting the disease.

“I am so excited to have the Kiwanis Club of Marietta as the 44th 100k Club in the whole world,” stated Ashley Meruani, U.S. Campaign Area Director for The Eliminate Project, “Upon completion of your commitment, the Kiwanis Club of Marietta will have saved or protected 55,000 lives. What an amazing, life-changing accomplishment.”

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