The Ride to Eradicate Polio is October 1st . The first 100 to register get a purple t-shirt.
 
This is a family-friendly ride, not a race! Join us and your registration fee will be directed to Rotary’s End Polio Now effort and tripled by the Gates Foundation.
 
It’s still a ”show and go” start which means you can show up any time between 8:00 and 11:00 in the morning, grab a bagel, fruit and coffee, and enjoy your ride.
 
New this year is the “I went the distance to End Polio Now” sticker for those who ride to Newville and back. Ride the entire Cumberland Valley Rain Trail (26 miles), or your personal best, and you get the sticker - and the bragging rights!   
 
We want to thank our presenting sponsor UPMC who is also a corporate sponsor of Club #23.
 
Rotary Club of Harrisburg members Una Martone (also Past District Governor) and RCH President Beth Mihmet helped coordinate the first event in 2020 in partnership with the Rotary Club of Shippensburg and are delighted to help the event return in 2022.
 
The event is open to all Rotarians and not-yet Rotarians to enjoy. When asked to make it a district- wide event again, District Governor Juliet Altenburg, RN, MSN was quick to respond with her full support. In fact, event attendees can ride along with the District Governor on October 1st !
 
TAKING ON EXTRA CONCERNS
 
Beth and Una are rail trail enthusiasts and are concerned about the recent return, after nearly a decade, of polio in the United States. The Ride to Eradicate Polio seemed like the perfect way to bring everyone’s attention to the importance of vaccinations and provide an easy way to support Rotary International’s work through End Polio Now. Every donation helps obtain the support, transport and materials needed in the fight against polio. When asked for a personal perspective, Beth shared, “I have a dear friend, Karin, who manages the late effects of polio with grace and dignity. I wish she didn’t have to be so brave, or work so hard, to maintain her mobility. My hope is that the ride can keep this from happening to someone else.”
 
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