Dare To Dream director, Ilana Bittner, visited with former Rotary International President, Cliff Dochterman yesterday, at his home near Berkeley, CA, where he shared his memories of the origins of Rotary’s campaign to eradicate Polio.
We had the great pleasure of interviewing former Rotary International President, and one of the Founding Fathers of Rotary’s Polio eradication campaign last night. Coordinating with an Australian production crew, producer Ken Solow and director Ilana Bittner conducted the interview via Skype.
Our Executive Producer and Rotary District 7620 DG, Ken Solow, is celebrating his birthday today. What can you get a man that already has a brand new (mostly) completed kitchen, more Marriott Points than anyone can count, and a fine Buick LaCrosse? Donate to his favorite District Governor project! AND Ken’s so keen to celebrate his birthday this way, he’s going to MATCH all donations during his birthday weekend, up to $5000!
Lets all raise a toast of Coors Light to Ken Solow… Happy Birthday! May this be the beginning of another year full of love, laughter, and fabulous adventures!
District 7620 Rotary Project Trust Fund will begin its quest to raise $50,000 for the production of a documentary film chronicling the beginnings of Rotary International’s polio eradication campaign on April 1. Pledges to the campaign come with rewards including copies of the film, autographed copies of the book, Gift of a Polio Free World, tickets to the premiere, and many more.
Beginning April 1, pledges can be made at daretodream.com/donate/
Thank you, Raymond Raedy, and Frederick County Bank for your $3000 sponsorship.
Researchers are starting to flesh out the story, and we’re excited to share our first movie trailer.
Big thanks to the District 7620 Council of Governors for their $3000 sponsorship.
We’re thrilled to announce that The University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System has come in with a $5000 sponsorship.
Big thanks to Mary Cain and everyone at UMD!
Producers spoke with John for nearly two hours last night, covering a wide range of topics including:
How polio is spread
The fear that existed before a vaccine
Why Rotary was well-suited to take on the polio challenge
The first test-case locations
Our favorite story was about the time they used ice cream trucks in Mexico to transport the vaccine to remote villages.