Noël Humphreys

As most of you know by now, I have been preparing since December for an exciting, challenging and meaningful  adventure.  This September, thirty Rotarians from District 7680 (including myself) will become the first group of Rotarians from the United States to summit the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. The real focus of our journey is to raise awareness and money for the eradication of polio worldwide.


I will be covering the cost of my trip and the climb - but I’m also responsible for raising at least $3000 that will go directly to the End Polio Now campaign. Since 1988, Rotary International and its partners have worked to wipe polio from the face of the Earth. A volunteer service organization of 1.2 million men and women, Rotary began immunizing children against polio in 1985. Thanks to efforts such as these, polio cases have plummet by more than 99%, preventing five million instances of child paralysis and 250,000 deaths. But the polio cases represented by that final 1% are the most difficult and expensive to prevent.  As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, all children – wherever they live – remain at risk for this highly contagious disease.


Please help me meet this goal by considering a donation at ANY level. You can donate here online or just email me for a physical address if you would prefer to write a check. Please make your check payable to “Rotary District 7680 Fund, Inc.” and include the reference PEAK and my name. Over 90% of each dollar raised by this campaign goes directly to End Polio Now, and your contribution is tax deductible. If your company matches charitable contributions, please include matching forms with your donation.


Of course, your good wishes, positive vibes, and prayers to sustain me in my training and trek to the peak will also be graciously accepted. As I prepare for this journey, I’m feeling a mix of excitement and trepidation – but I do know that the support of family and friends continues to keep me motivated every step of the way.


Sincerest thanks!


Noël Humphreys, 704-904-4835

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Noël Humphreys



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