5k Trot, Run to Eliminate Project
|Sunday, August 12, 2012
225 W. Main St.
patchogue, New York 11772
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AWARDS: 1st 3 male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, 5K AWARDS: 1st male & female $100, 2nd male and female $75, 3rd male & female $50, T-Shirts for the first 500 pre-registered runners
With The Eliminate Project, Patchogue Kiwanis and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.