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Larchmont Rotary Club Raises Money For Polio

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Christopher Cassese continued the Rotary Club of Larchmont's efforts to help end Polio by buying the first raffle ticket at their annual holiday party Friday afternoon.

Cassese, president of the Rotary Club of Larchmont , has taken the lead of Rotary International's End Polio Now Campaign, which has worked to eradicate the disease for the last 25 years and is now trying to raise $200 million to jump the last hurdle. To date, Rotary International has donated $900 million to the polio eradication effort.

The Rotary Club of Larchmont took on the cause this year, and have raised just under $1,000 to date through member donations. In May, they hosted a "Comedy Cabaret" to benefit the End Polio Now campaign, which raised $2,500.

"I just wish we could do more," said Marilyn Masiero, club administrator. "We're always looking for new members."

At Friday's holiday luncheon, the club also collected gifts for Toys for Tots. At their Dec. 9 meeting, they also wrote holiday cards for the men and women of the United States armed forces, which they have been doing in association with the American Red Cross for about 10 years, Masiero said.

If you would like to donate to Rotary International's End Polio Now Campaign, click here .

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