This was the second year that Club Foundation Chair Hough, Rotary Club of Cheraw, formed a team for the Indoor Ride to End Polio. Anyone could be a member of the team as long as s/he completed the indoor ride in one sitting during the period November 18-22.
The Indoor Ride is a ready-made polio fundraising event open to every Rotary Club, Rotary District and Rotarian in the world, and family and friends. It is a complement to the Ride to End Polio, a bicycling fundraiser held each November in Tucson, Arizona, USA, in conjunction with El Tour de Tucson, one of the largest perimeter bicycling events in the US.
The Cheraw team members collected pledges and donations to Polio Plus in support of the ride for each minute that they rode on stationary bikes at the Chesterfield YMCA or at home for the self-selected length of time.
All funds that are raised are matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to help eliminate polio from the face of the earth. New Rotarian Tammy Haile, AG Sherrie Chapman, and Foundation Chair Hough rode for a total of 265 minutes and raised $ 425.00 with the support of fellow Rotarians Ron Stafford, Franklin Hendley, Arielle Williams, and Linda Campbell.
The attached picture shows AG Sherrie Chapman and Foundation Chair Hough riding at the Chesterfield YMCA.