Thank you for visiting my site to support the 2015 Rotary District 7680 Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb to End Polio Now! Only a few days left before we depart for Tanzania.
On August 2-6, 2015, I will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro as a guest of Rotary District 7680. The purpose of the climb is to raise money for the final push to eliminate Polio worldwide through Rotary International’s END POLIO NOW campaign. I will be part of the fourth group of Rotarians from the United States to summit the Peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,000+ in elevation!) Thank you for your generous contribution to the Rotary District 7680 Fund, Inc. My Rotarian friends have been enormously supportive of my organization’s work with transitioning veterans — and I wish to repay the favor by raising funding and awareness for this incredibly important cause – to end Polio.
Thank you for your generous support!! Wish me luck!
Since 1988, Rotary International and its partners have worked to wipe polio from the face of the earth. A volunteer service organization of 1.2 million men and women, Rotary began immunizing children against polio in 1985. Thanks to Rotary and its partners, the world has seen polio cases plummet by more than 99%, preventing five million instances of child paralysis and 250,000 deaths. When Rotary began its eradication work, polio infected more than 350,000 children annually. In 2009, fewer than 1,700 cases were reported worldwide. But the polio cases represented by that final 1% are the most difficult and expensive to prevent. That’s why it is so important to generate the funding needed to End Polio Now. To fail is to invite a polio resurgence that would condemn millions of children to lifelong paralysis in the years ahead. The bottom line is this: As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, all children — wherever they live — remain at risk.
100% of all funds raised will go to The Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus Fund for Rotary International’s END POLIO NOW campaign. Thank you again for your generous support!! You will receive a confirmation of your donation directly from The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.