Midcoast Interact raises awareness of polio

Oct 31, 2019
To help fight polio, Midcoast Interact recently hosted a Purple Pinkie campaign at Camden Hills Regional High School.

Camden — Midcoast Interact recently hosted a Purple Pinkie campaign at Camden Hills Regional High School. For a small donation, students and staff had their pinkie painted purple in recognition of Rotary’s efforts to eradicate Polio. The group raised $50 that will become $300 with matching funds from District 7790 and the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation.

A crippling and often fatal disease, polio is a virus often spread through contaminated water. Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio since 1979 have helped produce a 99.9% reduction in the disease worldwide. Today, only Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan remain affected. A purple stamp on the pinkie indicates that one has been vaccinated.

The Midcoast Interact group promotes leadership in young adults and meets Mondays, from 2:45 to 3:00 p.m. in the library at Camden Hills Regional High School. New members are welcome at any time. For more information contact Heidi Karod athkarod@gmail.com, Joan LeMole at joanlemole14@gmail.com, or Chris Richmond at crichmond42@gmail.com.

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