Update #6
7 days ago

It's been a while since the last update. Honestly, My difficulty is how to define success. We're close enough to 1000 miles to be within a true error of measurement. Did we raise enough funding? Against the initial goal, certainly not but it's more than we started with.
Here's what I can definitively say, it's been a journey. Along the way I've met some amazing Americans. Seen beautiful sights that my feeble words will never do justice and my cellphone camera may not have adequately captured. As promised, I've made my full gift to Eradicate Polio at $1 per mile.
Along the way I've come to believe that the eradication of Polio will be singularly the greatest Service Project ever completed. Each of us has played a positive role in eradicating Polio with our gifts and efforts, and with that I'm willing to call this a successful effort.
No gift is too small and every donated dollar gives a child an opportunity to receive the polio vaccine.
Find the tax-deductible donation link at: https://raise.rotary.org/RHuffman17/fundraiser

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Why I am fundraising for The Rotary Foundation
Wanna Help Fund the Eradication of Polio? Join me.

Hello! My name is Robert and beginning May 19th, 2021, I am walking across North Carolina via the Mountain to Sea Trail. This 3-month trip includes walking 1,000 miles and kayaking over 175 miles. Why? Because we are “this close” to eradicating polio, a world-wide debilitating disease. My goal is to raise awareness and funds for the Rotary International Polio Eradication Program.

The Why
In life, we arrive at a point where we realize how fortunate we are and how vastly different our life would have been if we had been personally impacted by polio. For me, it would have meant no Friday nights playing football, no learning to fly helicopters, no long marathon runs, no bicycling across Tennessee or long walks on the beach with the person I love.

The road to eradicating polio has been a long and difficult one, with Rotary International leading the fight since 1985. Billions of dollars and countless volunteer hours have been

Polio Fund

Your donation helps Rotary reach every child with the polio vaccine.

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57 donations received

USD 100
Dobski Julie
5 days ago
USD 250
Linda Rudolph
5 days ago
USD 500
Tamela Taliento North Central Institute
5 days ago
USD 25
Maggie Gayler
“Thank you for all you do! Love you, Mr. Bob!”
6 days ago
USD 100
Shirley Jones
“We miss you Mama Rotary! Shirley, you made this gift and it's been tough to enter into the system. Miss our chats, your insights and wisdom. RIP Friend.”
6 days ago
USD 500
ROBERT HUFFMAN
“Well this didn't go as planned and yet in some ways that made the journey better. Thank-you to everyone that demonstrated kindness, generosity and an encouraging word. ”
6 days ago