By Jean Stanula
When I was a kid, it seemed like “making a difference” was easy. I can recall asking for pledges for Jump Rope for Heart to raise money for the American Heart Association, and carrying a fish food jar converted into a donation canister around the neighborhood to collect nickels to help the American Cancer Society find a cure. I had a natural desire to give to others.
I’ve been able to nurture that desire through my work at Rotary, where I’ve continued to find motivation to give back to others. In 2013, I ran the Chicago Marathon to raise money for the American Red Cross and mobilized friends from around the world to support me.
Now, I’m ready to contribute to the fight to end polio. We are closer to finishing this fight than ever, much closer than we were the day I began working at Rotary more than 10 years ago. And that is exciting. I work very closely with volunteer leaders and often hear inspiring stories about their work with our organization. I will be proud to ride alongside Rotary members, colleagues, and other like-minded people dedicated to this worthy cause.
We are at a pivotal moment in history, …read more
Source:: Rotary International Blog