Professor Hacker offers Chance to Rid World of Polio
Saturday, May 12…a great opportunity to putt-putt for a good cause. Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf—which is a really cool miniature golf course in Kill Devil Hills—is teaming up with four local Rotary Clubs Currituck Wild Goose, First Flight, Kitty Hawk and Manteo for a Pirate Putt-Putt for Polio.
Since 1985, Rotary International has taken on the task of eliminating polio as a disease. Many medical journeys are filled with frustration and setbacks, but this is one quest that is showing remarkable, almost miraculous, results.
In 1985 estimates put the number of polio cases worldwide at more than 350,000; in 2017 that number had fallen to 22. And early reporting seemed to indicate 2018 will be even lower.
Can this disease be eradicated?
That’s the goal of Rotary International, and it may be a small part of it, but playing putt-putt and contributing to a good cause is seems like a great way to go about it.
Because of the generous donation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this is an excellent chance to make every dollar count. The Foundation will be matching the putt-putt donations $2.00 for every $1.00 donated so the $10.00 entry fee will become $30.00 toward eliminating polio.
There are other benefits to the immunization program as well as stopping the spread of one of the most dreaded childhood diseases—as children are inoculated against polio, they are also receiving inoculations against a number of childhood diseases.
It has also be found that having an organized immunization plan in place helps during national health emergencies—most recently in Nigeria during the ebola outbreak.
So…make plans to stop by Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf on Saturday, May 12 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Have some fun and contribute to a good cause.