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Rita Collins-Whitaker's Fundraiser:

End Polio Now, Climbing Kilimanjaro for Those Who Can't Walk

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BENEFITING: Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

EVENT DATE: Sep 08, 2014

Rita Collins-Whitaker

THE STORY:

My amazing journey took 10 straight days of climbing, sleeping on the ground without a shower, and the final summit day walking in subzero weather. My drinking water froze about 1/3 from the top and I still have healing areas from frostbite on my nose....but would I do this again? Absolutely. The one thing that I kept thinking was the promise I made. It was a phenomenal experience that I will remember forever. I am very grateful to all the people that believed in me and donated to End Polio Now. 

Although my climb is complete, my quest is not. October 24 is End Polio Now day. If you have been thinking about donating, what a great way to do it

For as little as US60 cents, a child can be vaccinated against polio for life.
Your donation now works even harder. From 2013 to 2018, every US dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will become three dollars, thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

By the way, if you look closely at several of my photos, I am wearing a baseball cap signed by Bill Gates....so in a way, he was on the "Roof of Africa" at Uhuru Peak with me.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,240

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jim and Michele Rutter

    $50

  • Art, Caps 'n Designs

    $50

  • Jim & Cruz Lorman

    $100

  • Richard & Maggie Kleinman

    $50

  • Autumn Reifensnyder

    $50

  • Mark & Judy alft

    $50

  • Kathleen Murphy

    $50

  • Kathy & Jim Paddock

    $100

  • Karen L.

     

  • Karen B.

    $50

  • Pat Tillson

    $100

  • Ray Sanford

    $100

  • Linda Tosolini Wetzel

    $100

  • Mom & Dad Collins

    $100

  • Rose Ellen Gardner

    $50

  • Karla Parsons

    $100

  • Bj West

    $50

  • Jacqui Henrich

    $50

  • Lynnore Johns

    $20

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21% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,240 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Lynnore Johns

Lynnore Johns

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Jacqui Henrich

Jacqui Henrich

DONATION: $50

In tribute of Rita Whitaker and in memory of Shirley Terreaul 4 years ago

Bj West

Bj West

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Karla Parsons

Karla Parsons

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Rose Ellen Gardner

Rose Ellen Gardner

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mom & Dad Collins

Mom & Dad Collins

DONATION: $100

Our beautiful daughter Rita Ann 4 years ago

Linda Tosolini Wetzel

Linda Tosolini Wetzel

DONATION: $100

In support of my friend Rita who continues to do things for others who cannot do for themselves. Good luck my friend and be safe. 4 years ago

Ray Sanford

Ray Sanford

DONATION: $100

Yea Rita! 4 years ago

Pat Tillson

Pat Tillson

DONATION: $100

I will be thinking of you as you embark on this amazing journey! I know you will be successful! Good luck and be safe! 4 years ago

Karen B.

Karen B.

DONATION: $50

Have a great time, and may you stay safe and healthy as you challenge your mind, body, and spirit climbing to the summit! You can do it!! 4 years ago