Posted on Jan 13, 2018
Join the party at the 8th Annual Rotary Polar Plunge!  Please join Rotarians, Interactors, Rotaractors and friends of our 47 clubs who raise money and plunge in the waters off Long Beach, Gloucester on February 3rd, 2018.  This event is one of the most personally fulfilling, fun and rewarding events of the year.

Rotary has lead the charge for the past 30 years to eradicate Polio worldwide!  The number of new cases worldwide was 360,000 in the mid 1980’s.  This number has dropped as of December 2017 to 20 cases worldwide. We need one last push to fully eradicate Polio.
 
Since the first Plunge in 2011-- the brainchild of Gloucester President Josh Arnold-- this event has raised roughly a half-million dollars towards polio eradication.  Additionally, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has matched $2 for each $1 we raise in this effort which brings the total to $1.5 million!
 
As of Saturday, January 13, the District Top 5 fundraising teams so far are
1) Wakefield $2,779.84
2) Stoneham $1,325.62
3) Lexington $1,148.68
4) Arlington $1,085.85
5) North Reading $662.16

We look forward to another strong turnout for our 2018 Polar Plunge.  Please register to plunge or donate to a plunger today!
 
 
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