Funds will help eliminate tetanus in Third World countries.
The Aktion Club in Pratt will hold a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 in front of The Peoples Bank, 222 S. Main.
All proceeds go to Project Eliminate, a joint effort of Kiwanis International and UNICEF, which seeks to eliminate tetanus in newborn babies and their mothers in Third World countries.
In areas where tetanus vaccine is not readily available, tetanus kills one baby every nine minutes, nearly 60,000 newborns a year, and sometimes their mothers as well.
$1.80 will buy the vaccine and syringe, and transport personnel to save one baby from tetanus, according to Katlyn West, program manager at Arrowhead West Inc. One shot delivered to a mother will protect all her babies.
Aktion Club, one of the "family" of Kiwanis Clubs, is the only service club for adults with disabilities. Clients at Arrowhead West make up most of the membership of the local Aktion Club. They help with projects of the Kiwanis Club and also carry out their own projects, including drives to benefit the Pratt Christian Food Bank and a paper pantry maintained by All Saints Episcopal Church.