Miles to End Polio: combining a passion for cycling, service

By Rotary International

Robson Duarte and bike in front of the São Paulo Cathedral.

Robson Duarte and bike in front of the São Paulo Cathedral.

By Robson Duarte, Rotary staff

For the past two years, I have been a part of a volunteer group called “Atitude Certa.” Our mission is to visit orphanages and help with whatever we can, bringing joy and comfort to children even if it’s only on weekends. This is very gratifying, because we can see the joy stamped on the face of every child.

As a staff member in Rotary’s International office in São Paulo, Brazil, I take pride in helping Rotary members turn their project ideas into reality. I am proud of each project developed by Rotary. This is more than a job for me, it’s a mission and vision that is aligned with my own life values.

Robson Duarte and friends visit an orphanage as part of the volunteer group Atitude Certa.

That is why I am also excited to be part of the Miles to End Polio team as we join Rotary members from Arizona and elsewhere in cycling up to 104 miles in El Tour de Tucson 19 November. I am a frequent cyclist, using my bicycle to get around the city and also to stay healthy. It is one …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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