A Retired Teacher Champions Women and Children Threatened by Tetanus

Judy Kramer was outraged when she learned that maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) was killing tens of thousands of babies every year — even though there was a vaccine to prevent it. 

“I was really shocked,” the 74-year-old retired high school math teacher from Palo Alto, CA, recalled in a recent interview. “My feeling was, we’re living in the 21st century. Come on, there’s no way this should be happening.”

Kiwanis International

"Serving the Children of the World"

Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs — nearly 600,000 members strong — annually raise more than US $100 million and dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. Members of every age attend regular meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their communities.