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Oct. 13: 5k Run/Walk for Charity
Campaign hopes to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release 10-2-2012
Mankato, Minn. – A Minnesota State University, Mankato recognized student organization is holding a 5k run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 13 as part of a fundraiser for “The Eliminate Project,” an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, or 160 newborns each day.
Minnesota State Mankato’s Circle K International club, a recognized student organization, and the Minnesota-Dakota District of Circle K are hosting the 5k, which will be held on the Minnesota State Mankato fitness trail behind the Gage towers. The registration fee is $20 before Oct. 5 and $25 for late registration. The first 50 registrants will receive a t-shirt.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. More details and more information can be found at www.mndakcirclek.org/eliminate5k or by contacting event organizer Danielle Schank by phone at 608-797-0498 or email at Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on “The Eliminate Project” is available at: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/theELIMINATEproject/home.aspx.
As the collegiate level of Kiwanis, Circle K International is partnering with UNICEF in a global campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. As the world’s largest single donor, Kiwanis International plans to raise $110 million by 2015 for the project, which will ultimately protect at least 61 million women and their future babies who are at risk of this deadly disease.
Circle K International at Minnesota State Mankato is a non-profit global community of student volunteers dedicated to improving the campus and community through service to anyone in need. More information is available at http://rso.mnsu.edu/circlek.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, a system of 31 public colleges and universities with 54 campuses in 47 communities throughout the state of Minnesota.