The Kiwanis Club of Patchogue is joining forces with Kiwanis members across the globe to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, Kiwanis International is partnering with UNICEF to vaccinate women of childbearing age. The goal is to raise $110 Million by 2015 which will ultimately protect 61 million women and their future babies from the disease contracted through unhygienic childbirth practices. Robert Walch, President (left) of the club is shown here presenting a check in the amount of $10,000 to Albert E Norato, Jr. who represents New York State District Kiwanis as Governor-Elect. The Patchogue Kiwanis raised the funds through fundraising projects conducted each year in the community. Information about this project may be obtained at or

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