Tomorrow Is World Polio Day.
So much progress has been made over the years, but actually polio still threatens children in parts of the world in 2020. So much progress has been made in the past 25 or 30 years, but it's not over yet.
Tomorrow is World Polio Day, and The Bangor Noontime, Bangor Breakfast and Old Town Rotary Clubs are joining together to create awareness. Rebecca Kirk is the President of the Bangor Noontime Rotary Club and she shared some information that'll be released tomorrow, this morning on the Q106.5 Morning Show. "There is still important work being done to eradicate Polio, which is a vaccine-preventable disease"
Here's the scoop. On May 22nd, 2021 we're all invited to join the 'Rotary Quarter Mile'. Help the 3 involved Rotary clubs lay a mile of quarters end to end in the fight to rid the world of polio once and for all. One mile of quarters is 66,555 quarters. That is $16,638.75. And there's a national 2 to 1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. So that'll turn into just shy of $50 thousand. Enough to vaccinate 83,193 children.
Please mark Saturday, May 22nd 2021 on your calendar. And join the local Rotary clubs for Rotary Quarter Mile. FYI, the photo is quarters on my office floor. I know, time for new carpet. And those quarters are on the way to the Rotary Clubs. Click to donate to Bangor Noontime Rotary, or Bangor Breakfast Rotary Club or Old Town Rotary Club