The Rotary Clubs of Dixon, Rock Falls, Sterling Noon, Twin Cities Sunrise, Walnut, and SVCC Rotaract will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging the Sauk Valley community to help end the paralyzing disease of polio. This event is among thousands to be held by Rotary Clubs around the world as World Polio Day on October 24th nears.
These Rotary Club members are taking action to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.
WHAT: Seventh Annual End Polio Now Walk
WHO: All Rotarians and the public
WHEN: Saturday, October 8th at 9:00 a.m. with registration to begin at 8:15 a.m. at Larson Shelter until 9:00 a.m. Water and granola bars will be available to all during registration.
WHERE: Centennial Park, 510 East 11th Street in Rock Falls
DETAILS: No registration fee, but registration is required. A T-shirt will be given for a $20 donation as long as the supply lasts. All donations will be doubled by the Gates Foundation.
Rotarians wanting to donate a check to Rotary Foundation to End Polio Now should include their Rotary I.D. number on the check and name of club. Their check will be sent into Rotary International as a part of this event. Before the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. a photo will be taken of all participants.
This is a non-competitive walk of approx. 2.5 miles along the Hennepin Canal and returning along East Second Street to First Avenue (IL Route 40) to Centennial Park.
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