Rotary’s Ride to End Polio

Guadalupe Viejo

Few years ago, I was blessed to have the opportunity to ride my bike to Barrio Guadalupe Viejo, Philippines. The very place where in 1979, the first Rotary sponsored drops of the polio vaccine were administered to children. I was very fortunate to meet some local folks that were very likely some of the beneficiaries of Rotary’s initial fight against polio. It was a special time for me as this made me realize how the efforts of Rotary and its partners affects lives around the world much like the wonderful people in Guadalupe Viejo that so warmly welcomed me.

Imagine a world were all children can grow-up just like these folks that had their picture taken with me. Imagine a world where parents do not have to feel the pain of having their children die or be crippled because of polio. Imagine a polio-free world.

Rotary is this close to making our world polio-free. We need your help.

I am inspired by the children that now have their own families in Barrio Guadalupe Viejo. I hope you can help make this a reality for all the children of the world

Trying to give back using what have been a Gift to me – Cycling. I am training for a 170K ride with fellow Rotarians on November 18th, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. It’s never easy, it’ll be a tough ride but this is least I can do to help rid the world of a crippling disease that victimizes children.

Hope you can find it in your heart to help. Please share within your circle.

Click here to learn more and to make a contribution.

 

 

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