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Update #14
5 months ago from Traci Blido

Remember, any funds you donate under this Challenge, goes directly to the Rotary Foundation PolioPlus and provides vaccinations for children ages 5 and under in the final endemic countries. Thank you for giving. Now, let's get out there and hike for polio!

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Why we are fundraising for The Rotary Foundation
My name is Owen and in Spring 2021 I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (Almost 2,200 miles) to raise awareness and funds for polio eradication. My journey will be documented online as I hike the trail and meet local Rotarians, all in the name of polio eradication. We are very close to eradicating this disease.


Read that again.

Now again.

This is a virus that is known for completely crippling children and often killing them. But we have the ability to change all of that. It is true, we have not experienced polio in the USA for several decades, but that can change if we don't see through to finish this disease once and for all!

What makes this project even better, for every dollar raised by Rotary, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will give a 2:1 match! There are two endemic countries left (Pakistan and Afghanistan) and we are very close to closing the chapter on polio.

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321 donations received

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Patricia Shaffer
18 hours ago
USD 100
Robert Arbuckle
18 hours ago
USD 265
Murrysville-Export Rotary Club
18 hours ago
USD 100
Burrell-New Kensington Rotary
18 hours ago
USD 100
Ann Pauly
18 hours ago
USD 100
Lane Neff
18 hours ago