Rotary Polio eradication

Spent part of this morning collecting money for the Rotary campaign to eradicate polio throughout the world. There are now only four countries which have polio and there is a realistic chance of eradicating this disease from the world completely. Bill and Melinda Gates (of microsoft fame) have donated 100 million dollars and have challenged Rotary International to match the funding in order to achieve the Rotary target.

More info on this can be found on the Rotary website    http://www.rotary.org/en/EndPolio/Pages/ridefault.aspx

Each Rotarian took part in two hour shifts which will continue over the weekend. I shared it with two Rotarian colleagues and we had a great time laughing and enjoying each others company. It is a great privilege to know that I have played my part in something historic (albeit a very small part).