A few months ago, Deb and Steve Puderbaugh and Joe Pratt--all from our 7870 districtóvisited the Milford Rotary club and spoke about their recent trip to Pakistan. The Pratts and Puderbaughs were lucky enough to take part in Polio National Immunization Days during their visit to Pakistan. While participating in multiple polio camps and in a National Polio conference, the Rotarians discussed what else they could do to eradicate polio in Pakistan and other countries worldwide.
AT THIS VERY MOMENT, Joe Pratt, a former district governor, is climbing Mt. Everest in an attempt to raise $100,000 to help eradicate polio forever. As of Wednesday April 25th, he hadn't even hit the $10,000 mark. Please consider a donation in any amount to Joe's campaign. We can't all climb Everest, but we *can* write checks!
You can follow Joe's trek via facebook page, "Climbing Everest to End Polio:" www.facebook.com/groups/149844035126162/
You can also read more about the initiative from the brochure: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/7870//html//150609//RotaryPolioBrochureHorforWeb.pdf
All donations of $100 or more count for credit towards the Paul Harris Award.
For more information on Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio, see www.rotary.org/endpolio or www.polioeradication.org