The Back story: The March of Dimes was born out of polio stricken President FDR’s desire to fund research for The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. That organization became March of Dimes (for the dimes that were sent to the White House) and funded the work of Doctors Salk and Sabin; that research led to the polio vaccines. The March of Dimes changed focus a bit though still today promotes vaccination schedules. Rotary adopted the effort of eradication in 1985 and has been the major driving force in fund raising and inoculating children ever since.
For more information about End Polio Now, go to their website: http://www.endpolionow.org
- ALL District Rotary Clubs are asked to contribute $1500 to Polio Plus which is one of the signature projects for Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation.
- Tim Mulcrone is willing to come and speak to your club about the importance of Rotary's efforts to End Polio Now. Here's a photo from when he dressed as a leprechaun and presented to the Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club on March 17.
- For questions or to schedule him, contact Tim Mulcrone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 952-239-1594.