3 years ago
INCREDIBLE!! Just heading out to do my walk for the DR RON MERGL MEMORIAL ROTARY PEDAL/WALK FOR POLIO and I see I have 89 donations with $8,350 USD RAISED!! I posted some pictures as I am wearing Ron's National Immunization Day India shirt, his NID Benin vest, his Rotary hat, and his multiple Paul Harris (4 sapphires). So many memories flooding back from those NID volunteer trips in 2004 and 2005--people of those countries had such kindness and grace and taught us how 1/3rd of the world's population live: in abject poverty. How could we turn away? THANK YOU ROTARY!!!
Why I am fundraising for The Rotary Foundation
My husband, Ron, was a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls, Canada, until the day he died on July 4, 2020, from an aggressive brain tumor. Together, Ron and I were passionate about conquering poliovirus--and Rotary International, along with 4 other organizations, are working on just that--with two countries remaining. Ron and I spent our own money and time to travel for 4 weeks to India, then a year later to Benin, West Africa, to be a volunteer to vaccinate children against polio--amazing trips that made us grateful to live in a country that eradicated polio many years ago. This fundraiser is in Ron's name, to continue his great work as he championed this cause.
Your donation helps Rotary reach every child with the polio vaccine.