We are racing in Race Across America (RAAM) for the fifth year in 2021 to raise awareness and money for Rotary’s PolioPlus campaign to eradicate Polio from the world. Because of your gifts, we raised over THREE MILLION in the last 4 years of RAAM racing!! We have come a long way from 350,000 cases per year in 1985 to just 139 cases in 2020. Unfortunately, the number of cases is starting to increase slightly which is not the direction as we as a society should be satisfied with. We can’t stop now….our goal is ZERO cases!!!
As I was racing in RAAM 2017 on Saturday morning June 24th at 3am in the very cold, hard, driving, miserable rain, I could have easily quit…..and then the thought came to mind that kids who contract Polio do not get to quit……they are in for LIFE!! Please help us put an end to this horrible disease. If you will send us your email address, we will keep you posted on our progress and on how you can join us in this effort for PolioPlus.
Whether it’s $10 or $500, your contribution supports Rotary's work to achieve a polio-free world. Your gift will support immunization campaigns in countries where children continue to remain at risk. As an added benefit, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is matching 2 to 1 for every dollar contributed. So, your gift of $10 becomes $30, $50 becomes $150, $100 becomes $300, and so on.
To do this Race we must also raise funds to support the team (registration, flights, lodging, van rentals, gas, food and many other things). We hope you will be willing to help us cover these expenses by making a tax deductible donation to:
Rotary Club of Manassas Foundation
8925 Dahlgren Ridge Rd.
Manassas, VA 20111
Write “RAAM” on the memo line of your check
Maybe your company would like to be one of our sponsors by giving $1,000 or more. We will put their logo on our website and our racing kits. Please contact Bob McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kurt Matzler at email@example.com. Thank you!!
Join us to eradicate polio!