Contact: Sandra Moreno
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25
Oct
2020
YEG Passport
Hawrelak Park
Picnic Site #2
AB
Canada

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of five. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

On Oct 25, 2020 the Rotary YEG Passport Club will be hosting a Walk to End Polio at William Hawrelark Park. Open to the public. Please register in advance to help us plan.

Rotarian John Vrolijk will be leading the walk. At an early age John was diagnosed with Polio, as part of his treatment he spent seven months in an iron lung. Once released, it was a “Rotary Ann” who drove John to his rehabilitation appointments miles away from his home. John story is one of inspiration and resilience, we are honoured to have him lead the walk and share his journey with us.  

 

Location: Picnic Site #2  

Time: Meet at 9:30 am 

Walk Start Time: 10am 

Distance: 2.5 km 

 

Cost: We are asking all participants to purchase an End Polio T-shirt for $20, T shirts will be available on-site or can be purchased ahead of time while registering.

Choose the cheque option if you would like to purchase a t-shirt (or multiple) on site. Additional donations to End Polio are more than welcome.

You are not required to purchase a t-shirt to participate (but wear red if you can!)

All Proceeds will go towards the Rotary International End Polio Campaign. 



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