Dothan Rotary Clubs raise nearly $60,000 to fight polio
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The Dothan Rotary and the Dothan Tuesday Rotary clubs joined in the fight to end polio with a successful fundraiser.
The clubs have sold more than 300 boxes of donuts during their Purple Pinkie Day fund raising effort.
After matches from club members and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, $58,860 dollars were raised for a world polio fund.
For those who didn’t want to keep their donuts, the treats were given to local law enforcement agencies and first responders..
“So many people feel like pilio has been eradicated," Dothan organizer Dell Goodwin said. "But it has not been eradicated world-wide. There’s still two countries that have cases of polio. Our rotarians, our community, our Dothan, just steps behind whatever project, whatever need there may be.”
World Polio Day is this Saturday, October 24th.
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