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!
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!