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Update #12
8 days ago

Thank you to WTAJ-TV and Morgan Koziar for covering this project!!

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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.

Will you help me?

Polio Fund

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206 donations received

Kathy in NC
19 hours ago
USD 100
Paul Newman
21 hours ago
USD 50
Emily Krug
22 hours ago
USD 150
Dana Guthrie
«Owen, Thanks for speaking to Rotary Club of Forest. Have a magnificent adventure on the A.T. Best wishes for a safe and fun journey. We hope you raise a lot of money to help eradicate polio.»
donation to Traci
USD 10
Elena Sanchez
USD 75
Myrtle Luther