RFA Rotary Interact Raises Money to End Polio

RFA Rotary Interact Raises Money to End Polio
Posted on 12/17/2018
Giving BackThe RFA Rotary Interact Club raised $385 by selling purple polio bracelets to recognize Rotary International's ongoing efforts to end polio worldwide, and in recognition of World Polio Day on October 24th. 

The donation was matched by Rome Rotary Club once and was matched twice by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The contribution totaled $1,540. 

 “A polio vaccine costs $0.60, so this equates to approximately 2,500 vaccines. The bracelets are purple because to signify that children have received a vaccine, their pinkie fingers are dipped in purple ink. This is to spread awareness of the ongoing effort to eradicate polio and to reach as many people as possible.” Rome Free Academy senior John George added. 

“As a club, we were very happy with our contribution this year. It is a yearly tradition, but we were able to increase our impact this year because of our recruiting efforts, especially on social media and within the school. We've more than doubled our membership from last year and have many underclassmen to ensure that the club remains strong in the coming years. Also we'd like to extend our thanks to Ms. Neiley for her continued support and enthusiasm for our efforts.” said George. 

The RFA Rotary Interact Club was presented with the check of the contribution at the annual Rome Rotary Holiday Party. 

Awesome job! 

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