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Pennies for Polio

New Bern Breakfast Rotary Contributes $1350 by Collecting “Pennies For Polio”

The New Bern Breakfast Rotary club recently collected $450 in a special “Pennies for Polio” campaign to recognize World Polio Day on October 24, 2019.  When matched by the $2 for every $1 challenge from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the club’s total final contribution to Rotary International’s End-Polio-Now effort was $1350. …

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World Polio Day

Rotary Club of New Bern celebrates World Polio Day – October 24, 2018

World Polio Day is Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Should you care about this?  YES! Polio is a highly infectious disease that infects the nervous system, crippling its victims.  In the 1940s and 1950s, polio killed or crippled nearly two million people globally. Thankfully, a vaccine was developed to ward off the disease, and …

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