Running for Children’s lives were over 250 participants on a warm Sunday morning in Patchogue hosted by the Kiwanis Club. Shown here are the fastest runners receiving their trophies. From the left is Graham Brown who was the 3rd place winner in the Top Male Overall category, Jonathon Toro, 2nd place, and Greg Contwell who was the fastest with a 17 minute and 6 second time. Standing in the middle is Sr. Anne-Marie Kirmse who is the New York Kiwanis District Chairlady of the Kiwanis “The Eliminate Project”. Sr. Kirmse is a member of the Fordham Bronx Kiwanis Club. Kneeling is the Race Chairman, Nicholas Harding. Continuing to the right is Leonora Petrina who was the fastest Top overall Female with a time of 17 minutes and 48 seconds, Una Broderick who took 2nd place and Alyssa Knott who took 3rd place and Glen Charvat, project committee member. The Patchogue Kiwanis Club sponsored the event to raise funds for Kiwanis International which joined forces with UNICEF who will vaccinate 61,000,000 child bearing women and their children to stop Maternal Neonatal Tetanus. The Goal of Kiwanis International is to raise $110,000,000 by 2015 which will be the 100th Anniversary of Kiwanis International. The Patchogue Club is attempting to raise additional funds this year after presenting a $10,000 check to Kiwanis International at last years International Convention in Switzerland.

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