Gaston’s Great – 63: Episode 63 – Crowd Out Polio

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Join us today as we get to experience the amazing Polio survival story of Mark Hanna accompanied by his daughter Katie Blackman and the community involvement of Marcia Scheideman in the Crowd Out Polio event. 

What is Polio?
Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in hours. It can strike people of any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio can be prevented by vaccines, but it is not curable. Unlike most diseases, polio can be eradicated.

What is Crowd Out Polio?
The Rotary Club of Gastonia created a special fundraising event for Polio Plus. Participants will walk, hike, or climb on the trails of Crowders Mountain State Park starting September 7th to raise money to help eradicate polio.

How to contact/volunteer/donate?
To Register for walk: Donate – Crowd Out Polio

Info on the Event

 Crowd Out Polio:

The event will start on September 7th end on October 22 with an outdoor celebration at the Boulder Access (Crowder's Mountain) from noon until 2:00pm.

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