Why Purple Pinkie? Every time a child is immunized, their pinkies are colored purple to show that they are safe from this crippling and deadly disease.
The Rotary Club of Allentown West hosted a Purple-Pinkie 5K race on Oct 22, 2016. About 80 Rotarians, family members and friends raised over $15,000 for Rotary International’s world-wide efforts to eradicate Polio.
Three Doylestown Rotarians participated, along with our exchange student, Nicole Fankhauser. Nicole won the 5K in her age category and came in 6th overall. Our own Carol Ferguson and her network of polio survivors also raised over $2,000 to add to the fund. She and five other polio survivors presented the check at the start of the event.