Members of the Presque Isle Rotary Club are taking pies to the face to help raise awareness and funds for polio eradication.

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The club has issued the #PiesForPolio challenge to Rotarians in the region and to the community at large. The challenge has two options--Option 1: get 5 of your friends to donate $10 or more apiece to have you take a pie in the face for polio (each person is asked to raise at least $50 for Rotary International's End Polio Now campaign; checks can be made out to the Presque Isle Rotary Club), and then record yourself getting pied in the face and challenging 5 more people to join you in taking the challenge;

P.I. Rotary Club

 

Option 2: opt out by donating $50 to the effort. Local Rotarians kicked things off on Sept. 26 by having Past President Frank Bemis and World Polio Day/Purple Pinkie Project co-chairs Joy Barresi Saucier and Rachel Rice take pies to the face for the cause. They challenged 10 more Rotarians and community members to take the challenge. Photos and videos will be shared to the Presque Isle Rotary Club facebook page, www.facebook.com/presqueislerotary, as individuals take up the challenge.

For more information about how to participate, contact Rice at rachel.rice@maine.edu or Barresi Saucier at jsaucier@tamc.org. To send a donation, mail to: Presque Isle Rotary Club, P.O. Box 641, Presque Isle, ME 04769.