Successful Swim for Polio 1362 Children Saved
On Saturday, February 25th, the Watertown Noon Rotary Club participated in the international 2012 Rotary Swimarathon for Polio. Our club joined Rotarians and friends of Rotary around the world in a very successful bid to break the Guinness World Record for highest number of individuals swimming at the same time. Oh! And, even more importantly, we raised significant funds for the eradication of polio.
Seven Watertown Noon Club members (Ben Coe, Christine Cisco, Lance Evans, Bill Hartman, Jim Lafferty, Beth Linderman, Diana Woodhouse), Bill Taylor of Sunrise and his wife Bernie, together with Christine’s sons and their friends plus several Watertown High varsity swimmers participated in the event at the Y pool.
Pledges and paid amounts now total 06.00—21 was raised by the Noon Club swimmers and 5 by Bill from the Sunrise Club.
Altogether, our donations will support the vaccination of 1362 children, saving them from polio and bringing the world ever closer to the eradication of this dread disease.