Posted by Lydia and Yoonhi
The Walk for Polio, held on New Westminster's famous riverside Quay is a joint venture between Burnaby and New Westminster Rotary Clubs.  this year Rotary Arbutus members will be walking with them on May 26th.  
The walk is to support child polio victims to get rehabilitation in two hospitals in Ethiopia.  Children will be treated by physios in Addis and Hawasa hospitals and their parents will be trained to provide after care when the children return home.  Polio eradication is a big area of service for Rotarians around the world.  What is often misunderstood in the western world is that children do contract the disease and that their care in the many years following, must also be a focus of the effort.
The project is underway and entering its second year in what is already a very successful operation.  
Our members are very happy to be part of this important work.  We are also looking forward to a walk - on a sunny May day -- for a very good cause.