Cache Valley Morning Rotary still fighting polio

LOGAN – More than three decades ago, Rotary and its international partners launched a fight to eradicate polio and it has been 99 percent effective.

October 24 was World Polio Day and Todd Hallock, a representative of Cache Valley Morning Rotary, said fighting polio is the local group’s most important objective through events that raise awareness.

”We have our annual Fall Finish golf tournament that we just completed in September,” Hallock explained. “Unfortunately, we can’t quite push it out to October. In Cache Valley it would get canceled too many times with the weather. We had a really successful tournament this year; one of our best ever in terms of raising money, much of which will go towards the efforts of Rotary to eliminate polio.”

Hallock said he has an answer for those, locally, who want to help.

“A – Learn more about it,” he said. “Jump on the endpolio.org site.

“Give. If you are interested in learning more about what we’re doing locally we have a website at cvmrotary.org. You can get on there and come visit us. We meet Tuesday mornings over at the Logan Regional Hospital.”

Hallock said the Gates Foundation has pledged to give three times the amount of each donation that is received at endpolio.org.

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