WEIRTON - The Weirton Kiwanis Club is teaming up with Street Dreams Rod and Custom of Weirton to host a car show for charity.
Local Kiwanians are joining the efforts of Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This disease kills 60,000 babies and a significant number of women each year. As part of the disease newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.
"This means when they are suffering, they can't even be held for comfort because it's too painful," said Kitty Kochman, Kiwanis committee chair.
The Weirton Kiwanis Club is teaming up with Street Dreams Rod and Custom in Weirton to host a car show on July 28 to benefit The Eliminate Project which will rid the world of maternal/neonatal tetanus, a disease that kills one baby every nine minutes. Pictured is Kitty Kochman, Kiwanis secretary; Mayor George Kondik; Travis Maxwell and Esther Maxwell, Street Dreams Rod and Custom business owners. -- Contributed
In order to eliminate the disease from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies require vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more, according to Kiwanis International.
Kochman said the Kiwanis Club wanted to support The Eliminate Project and do something the community would enjoy at the same time. She said there will be a number of classic cars and people attending will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites.
Car show participants will be lined up in the parking lot from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28. The registration fee for cars is $5 per entry and registration begins at noon.
Ward 1 Councilman and Delegate Ronnie Jones said he has held car shows in the past and will be supporting the local Kiwanis Club by helping to organize and sponsor the event. He said hosting a car show is a popular event throughout the summer months and would be a great way to raise money.
There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, food and refreshments and awards for best car, people's choice and other categories will be announced the day of the show.
For additional information on The Eliminate Project visit www.TheEliminateProject.org and for the car show contact Street Dreams Rod and Customs at (304) 748-7637.
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