The Polio Swim Challenge continues in support of Rotary International's Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  Shortts Lake Sunday morning August 7th seven swimmers accompanied by a kayak and two boats made their way across the lake.  Pledges are coming in.  One team has $800 in pledges! Other people are finding unique ways to support the Polio Challenge.   Pictured here, ready for the swim, are Laurie Sandeson, Ted Jordan, Lydia Sorflaten, Les Mosher, Chester MacPhee and Richard Bowness.  We were joined by Jacqueline MacPhee, Trish Toole and Louisa Sorflaten to swim across the lake. 
‘The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, formed in 1988, is a public-private partnership that includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world. Rotary’s focus is advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and awareness-building.’
The Third "Swim for Polio"  Shortt's Lake Sunday was held, August 7th at 10 am.
Two years ago we raised $3000 which, when matched with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation support, amounted to over $13,000 to Rotary International to help in our continued fight against polio.  Last year our total raised by the sponsored swimmers was $825.  ' Every dollar Rotary commits to polio... three dollars, thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation' so $825 became $2475. 
Re Donations for Polio:
All donations go to:  (please indicate Polio Swim)
Rotary Club of Truro PO Box 115, Truro, NS B2N 5B6  (Les Mosher is our treasurer)  
Organizing team
Laurie, Lydia, Richard plus the cheering team!
PS.  Stella Roy, past District Governor, has participated in several National Immunization Days.  Stella's three articles show the reality of the need to protect children against Polio in such challenging situations.