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Coast to Coast to End Polio Now

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July 25, 2011

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BENEFITING: Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

EVENT DATE: Jul 05, 2011

Robert Kent

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

I have spent the last nine months at the University of Glasgow as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, where I have been studying for my master’s degree in Economic Development. Working with Rotary this past year has been a wonderful experience that has given me an unrivaled perspective on Scotland and its culture, for which I am immensely grateful.

Since 1988, Rotary has led an international campaign to eradicate polio through a massive vaccination effort within the developing world. Thanks to their efforts, polio cases have dropped by 99% in the past twenty-five years. Through a $200 million fundraising campaign, Rotary is now making a final push to rid the earth of polio for good. In my classes this year we have learned how diseases like polio can trap countries in poverty. Eradicating polio will be one of the greatest achievenment's man has made against poverty. I believe in Rotary's mission and want to help them achieve their goal.

In an effort to help Rotary's fight against polio, I am embarking upon a coast-to-coast hiking trek across Scotland to raise money for Rotary's "End Polio Now" campaign. On July 5th, I will set forth from the town of Montrose on Scotland's east coast, and will arrive at the Atlantic Ocean approximately two weeks later at the Knoydart penninsula, one of the British mainland's most westerly points. My 200-mile route will take me through some of Scotland’s most rigorous terrain, including a summit of Ben Nevis, the highest point of the British Isles.

Thanks to a generous grant from the University of Glasgow, my charity-hike is now coming closer to reality. My goal is to raise $3,000  for the campaign, approximately $15 for each mile walked, or enough to protect approximately 1,500 children against this devastating disease.

Will you help make polio history? We are fortunate to live in a place where diseases like polio are a thing of the past—let’s help create a world where that is true for everybody. If you feel like making a donation, please click the big orange button that says "DONATE" at the top right of this page. It's easy, safe, and goes to an excellent cause. All donations go directly to the End Polio Now campaign.

 

Recommended giving levels:

Munro Climber| $200, ($1 per mile walked)

Corbett Hillwalker| $100, (50¢ per mile walked)

Country Rambler | $50, (25¢ per mile walked)

Mile sponsor | $15

 

Please see www.rotary.org/endpolio for more information about Rotary's fight against polio. Visit my blog or follow me on Twitter for the most up-to-the-minute updates about my hike.

Thank you for your generosity,

 

Robert B. Kent

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar 2010-2011

University of Glasgow, Scotland

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To This Fundraiser

$2,540

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rotary Club of Glasgow Members

    $100

  • University of Glasgow

    $310

  • William Wallace

    $15

  • Kate Stowell

    $25

  • CD

    $15

  • Margaret Keliher

    $100

  • Kathleen

    $50

  • Eugene and Dodie Reagan

    $50

  • Garrett Boone

    $200

  • Rotary Club of Hunterston

    $150

  • Tracy Hutcheon

    $20

  • David & Carol Kent

     

  • Andrew Kent

    $25

  • Lyn and Paul Kent

    $25

  • Jack Winch

    $30

  • Robbie Burns

    $15

  • Suzan and Peter Fenner

    $100

  • Adam C.

    $150

  • Gary Louttit

    $30

  • Hittson-Smiths

    $50

  • Keith & Louise Kent

     

  • Scott & Sally Robison

    $20

  • David & Penny Cook

    $50

  • Paul Watler

    $50

  • Austin Cook-Lindsay

    $10

  • Jacqueline Kennedy

    $75

  • Albert Lin

    $15

  • Tim Morgan

    $100

  • John and Kelly Kent

    $50

  • Susan Andrews

    $50

  • Paul, Julie & Brian Bloss

    $100

  • Marv and Joanna Knox

    $50

  • Brett and Barbara Wood

    $100

  • Kipp,Gwen and Megan Murray

    $40

  • Neil and Nelene Rambin

    $100

  • The LaDriere Family

    $50

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85% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,540 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Robert Kent

Amount Raised

$2,490

 

83% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Paul Watler

Amount Raised

$50

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Lyn Kent

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

The LaDriere Family

The LaDriere Family

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Neil and Nelene Rambin

Neil and Nelene Rambin

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Kipp,Gwen and Megan Murray

Kipp,Gwen and Megan Murray

DONATION: $40

Good job Robert! We're behind you!! 6 years ago

Brett and Barbara Wood

Brett and Barbara Wood

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Marv and Joanna Knox

Marv and Joanna Knox

DONATION: $50

In tribute to Robert Kent. 6 years ago

Paul, Julie & Brian Bloss

Paul, Julie & Brian Bloss

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Susan Andrews

Susan Andrews

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

John and Kelly Kent

John and Kelly Kent

DONATION: $50

We're proud of you, Robert! 6 years ago

Tim Morgan

Tim Morgan

DONATION: $100

Contribution on behalf of Robert Kent 6 years ago

Albert Lin

Albert Lin

DONATION: $15

6 years ago