Dear All: below is the current itinerary for the Alaska-to-Mexico Marathon. As noted, it lists dates of arrival and destinations for the overnight stays. For a really interesting and unique experience, arrive about mid-day and watch the 75 rally cars arrive in various states of
(dis-) repair. Meet the crews and watch them prepare their vehicles for the next day's route challenges. Like, share and donate at:
Rotarian Winston Conyers tries Miss Vicky for "fit and finish..." mostly fit! Winston is from the White Rock Club and is 1st alternate Co-Driver for the event. He and his team are also publicizing the event to the Canadian Rotary clubs Miss Vicky will be visiting. More info at Y Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9KYDQ-suXk
District Governor Elect David Lukov "test drives" (well, almost) Miss Vicky during a very successful District Assembly in Surrey, BC, yesterday. Joan Toone and husband, Terry, moved many to tears sharing Joan's polio experience - struck as a 7 year old youngster - to the present. Thanks to all who recently donated; please join them by sharing, liking and pushing that donate button!
Sharing the new banner promotion piece for display at Rotary and public functions. Thanks to all for your continuing support and encouragement. Indeed... Help Rotary Finish Eradicating Polio !
You may not know...
Rotary's signature program, now called PolioPlus, began 38 years ago in 1984. The photo below shows how far we've come to eradicating polio worldwide, namely 125 endemic nations in 1984 to JUST TWO nations in 2023: Pakistan and Afghanistan. From 350,000 paralyzed kids in 1984 to just 22 last year and ZERO (0) 2023 year-to-date.
Thanks for following. Please SHARE this site and thanks in advance for donating. We're "this close" to finishing!
Very pleased with progress toward our goal! Thanks to all. Please like and share with your networking friends. All donations go directly to PolioPlus to help protect the children of the world from crippling polio once and for all. Follow on Facebook at Miss Vicky Rides to End Polio or Instagram @MissVicky4polioplus.
Boy Howdy! Making progress with a revised Miss Vicky for PolioPlus program and a promotional piece (below) for sharing on your social media networks. Thanks to all for the encouragement you've shown. Carry on!
Am I impressed! Over $1200 dollars in less than a month and we've not officially "gone public" with our networking program using the Raise.Rotary.Org platform. Thanks to all.
Photo below: Miss Vicky "resting" after a hard day's P2P drive.
What an honor it is for the first contribution to the Miss Vicky Challenge for PolioPlus to come from Dr. Robert Scott. Past Rotary International Vice President, Dr. Scott has been instrumental in the fight to rid the world of polio since Rotary began its quest in 1984. At that time, the world experienced over 350,000 cases of paralytic polio and over 50,000 deaths annually due to this dreadful disease. Then present in 125 nations, Dr. Bob’s dedicated leadership and perseverance, helped Rotary eliminate the wild polio virus to just two remaining nations and only 30 paralytic cases in 2022.. Help us complete Rotary's mission and Dr. Scott’s dream of rendering polio "but a footnote in the history books of the world.” Contribute today!
Our "Miss Vicky" will again be joining Rally the Globe for its 12,000 km (~7,500 mile) Alaska to Mexico Endurance Road Rally. Building on her success in the Peking to Paris rally of 2019, Miss Vicky, an 82 year old Model A Ford, will "go the distance" to prove that difficulty things are possible - even ridding the world of the polio virus. Join us for the event and help make history by contributing to the cause. Every penny raised goes directly to Rotary's PolioPlus program. A single penny per mile ($75.00 USD) is matched 2:1 by Gates Foundation. Help Rotary meet its $50 million dollar annual pledge to eliminate polio forever.
Be a big part of history by donating to the Miss Vicky for PolioPlus project. Every nickel donated goes directly to The Rotary Foundation to help rid the world of the polio scourge.
We're almost there but until ALL wild polio virus is eradicated, the world is still at risk.
Miss Vicky camping in the Mongolian Desert during the 2019 Peking-to-Paris Endurance Motor Rally. We're told NO camping this September during the Alaska-to-Mexico 2023 Rally. Yippee!
Your donation helps Rotary reach every child with the polio vaccine.