Gloucester Rotary – Polar Plunge Feb 1, 2014

On February 1, 2014 I’ll be joined by hundreds of other Rotarians from District #7930 at the Cape Ann Motor Inn (Beautiful rooms available at reasonable rates! – ask Brad!) to jump in the frigid Atlantic off Long Beach to help eradicate Polio worldwide.  India was just officially declared “Polio free” a couple days ago, we just have 3 countries remaining!

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Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn’t over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don’t finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years.

No amount is too small – hoping the “GMG Universe” will help me reach my personal goal of $5000! 


Link here:  www.fundraise.com/the-rotary-foundation-of-rotary-international/rick-doucettes-fundraising-page

2 comments

  • Paul Morrison & RD

    A polar plunge? Day after tomorrow? February 1? Saturday? January 1 plungers now look like a bunch of pussies if they get away with this!

    This cat says meow.

    I might just go down and hand over a donation for a donut and watch. Long Beach 10:45AM plunge at 11:15AM.

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  • When you take the big plunge just remember your pain will take away the pain of so many more..Great job.! We will be there..

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