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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 15: Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club's Race to End Polio

From the Evanston Sun Times:

The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club is sponsoring The Race to End Polio, a 5-kilometer run/walk along Evanston’s lakefront, April 15.

Race proceeds will support the Rotary Foundation’s global polio initiatives. To participate, register at, by April 10.

The event starts at Sheridan Road and Campus Drive on the Northwestern University campus.

Registration begins at 6 a.m. April 15; the run is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. and the walk at 7:45 a.m.

The fee is $22 online or $25 at the site on the day of the event.

Organizers for The Race to End Polio also are looking for community volunteers to help staff the race. People interested in volunteering may contact Julianne Dieterich at

Rotary is a global humanitarian organization with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 Rotary clubs (including Evanston, Wilmette and Highland Park) in 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members are men and women who are business, professional and community leaders with a shared commitment to make the world a better place through humanitarian service.

Rotary’s top priority is the global eradication of polio. Rotary Club members worldwide have contributed more than $1 billion and countless volunteer hours to the polio eradication effort, according to Rotary International.


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