Rotary Hawthorn

We're challenging ourselves to walk, run or roll a total of 800km as a team

Polio is the world’s forgotten disease and something that should have been made history a long time ago. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunizing every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free.

That is why this October we are asking you to Walk With Us for those that can’t.

We are challenging you to walk, run or roll 10, 20, 50 or 100km each (total of 600km) throughout the month and raise vital funds that will help eradicate and prepare us for a Polio free world. A polio-free world does not mean it’s over either. It requires updated vaccination policies, including the phased withdrawal of oral polio vaccines (OPV), appropriate containment of the poliovirus in facilities, the certification that polio has been eradicated, and planning for the transition of knowledge and infrastructure to serve other health goals. 

In recent months we have all had to find new ways to stay fit and healthy. Rotary’s Walk With Us End Polio Walk is a fitness challenge that you can complete from October 1st to 31st to reach your target in a COVIDsafe way.

Be part of something special: Walk With Us this October for those that can’t. Be part of the end game strategy and raise funds to help make Polio history so that no child ever again suffers paralytic poliomyelitis.

Would you like to Join us? Click on the Join Us button and register. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Anonymous

from Zoom meetings

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Anonymous

thanks to the donations from Zoom meetings

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Alexander Laird Gillies

You can walk alot further than that!! I had polio and I walk that every week!! how about 500k?

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Peter Flinn

Love from Dad

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Dennis Shore

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Ausluck Pty Ltd

Well Done Tilak 👍

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Nicholas And Rosemary Hutton

You have already exceeded your fund raising target and look like you are going to exceed your activity target too. Great effort for a great cause Charlotte, which we are delighted to give you further support for.

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Rob Nethercote

Go Di!

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Lance Treloar

A great cause, Dad. We are so proud of you getting involved. We wish that we could walk with you. Love Lance, Clare, Gemma and Megan.

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Faye Weeks

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David Rush

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Sue Monkhouse

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Ian Macfarlane

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Geoff Ash

Go Ralph! (and Ngaire)

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Tilak Dissanayake

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Donna Dissanayake

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Stephen Cronin

Great effort Tilak for a good cause. Any blisters ?

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Ann Hyams And Tony Hyams

Good luck

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Lisa Bradley

Doing a great job, keep up the good work

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Dixon Robinson

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Askin Gunes

I m proud of You Doctor

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Tilak Dissanayake

From Donna and Tilak dissanayake

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Peter O'brien

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Hiran Edirisinghe

HI Tilak. Just donated.

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Philip & Fiona Ashenden

Go Ralph!!

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Kate And Saul Cannon

Fantastic Ralph! We are behind you all the way! Love, Kate, Saul, Jack, Georgie, CC and Fred xxxxxx

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David Rosback

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Wamemma Pty Limited

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Sara Fergusson

Well done Rotary Hawthorn

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Diana Gerstman

Go Charlotte. Such a great cause.

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James Peter Flinn

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Lyn Young

Lovely idea Kathy. My aunt had polio as a kid and walked with a significant limp for the rest of her life. Thank you for helping to make life better for others :) Cheers, Lyn

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Elida Brereton

Wonderful effort David by you for a really worthy cause !

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Rohan Liyanaratchi, Ceo Qmi

Well done! Keep up the great work for the global community. You are a champion!

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Kathryn Leong

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Peter England

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Donna Dissanayake

Well done Sue. D

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Norman

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Anonymous

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Anthea Rutter

great cause - go for it Di!

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Penny Hundy

Well done Tilak!

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Wright

Go dad!!!

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Denbigh Richards

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Robin Ryan

Great concept in light of current restrictions, well done xx

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Katrina Flinn

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Gordon Cheyne

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Joan Fry

Go for it! Cheers, j&r

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Elida Brereton

Go Di ! Great cause 👏🤗

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Susan George

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Hazel And Michael Turner

Good luck, Charlotte, well done so far. Love Hazel and Michael xx

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Hazel And Michael

Good luck Charlotte, well done so far. XX

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Gavan Woinarski

Good idea; go for it Peter

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Noel & Carole Browne

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Andrew Crockett

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Delphine Genin

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Di Gillies

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Ralph Treloar

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Ellen Ashenden

Good luck Ralph!

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Kim D'arcy

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Austin D King

Happy to help. Vaccinations are the only way to eliminate Polio.

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Anne Liston

Great work Kath. Also in memory of my maternal grandfather Theodore Revell (“Rev”) who had polio as a child

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Barbara Milh

A very worthwhile cause to support

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Aaron & Helen

Go well Katrina, you should make that easily! Have fun doing it!

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Robyn Djelassi

David, you are amazing! My colleague, Amelia from Vinomofo told me so. Thank you for walking. :-)

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Terry Zimsen

Good luck! Such a great cause 🙏🏼

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Vicki Shields

Go Katrina!

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Debbie T

Well Done Tilak on your efforts for a worthy cause.

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Anonymous

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Charlotte England

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Matt Manning

Well Done David, great effort mate. Enjoy the walk.

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Lee Mclennan

Well done bro

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Lili Teichman

Go Charlotte!!

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Eileen Lim

Good for you!

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Stotts Corner Pharmacy

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Don Cannon

Well done Ralph.

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Anne Scott

Go for it David - keep walking.

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Olivia Lewis

Goooooo Dad!! good on you. x

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Rose Coburn

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Chilli Dog

Woof Woof! A great cause Ralph. Nonni would be proud. I am happy to clock up the kms alongside you! With love, Chilli

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Helen

Well done David

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Maria And Robbie

Well done.

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Joanne Popovic

had to round up...

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Tom Laycock

Go Dave - better than the Dees and Saints

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Paul Holtschke

Keep walking mate...

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Sheila Vassie

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Peter Shackleton

You go girl - I am walking with you - in spirit, as I can’t afford the air fares:-)

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Vera Hudson

Hi Fi great cause !!

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Rosie Lugg

Go Peter!

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Daryl Treloar

Go for it big brother

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Michael Walker

Good luck to David PIsterman and the team

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David Shave

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Liana

A great cause and loving message. All the best Ralph! Liana

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John Quinn

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Amelia Adams

Keep up the steps David!

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Gary Stewart

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David Mcnamara

Great Effort Big Mac

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Jkmb Horner

Go Unc ... we're cheering you and Belle on from here ❤ Kirsten & Co. Xx

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Katrina

keep up the good work Noel!

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Deborah Hodgson

Going well Kathy.

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Peter Lugg

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Natasha Vukelic

Go David!

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Jennifer Price

Best wishes Tilak

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Philip Ress

Well done Tilak and Good luck!!!

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Mary Young

Go Di

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Ros Wathen

Good on you Kathy!

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Pauline Jackson

If you manage to roll some of the way, make sure it is videoed! Enjoy your walks x

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Sally & Pat Smith

Nan would be so proud-as we are. Well done Sir xx love u xx

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Anonymous

Just keep walking 😊