Kathryn Leong

My Activity Tracking

120
kms

My target 120 kms

I'm challenging myself to walk, run or roll 10, 20, or 50km throughout the month and raise vital funds that will help eradicate and prepare us for a Polio free world.

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, or 50km 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.

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Halfway
50% of $
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Bulls eye
Reached
$ target

Step Up
Half way
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Stepper
Reached
KM goal

1k wonder
Raised $1000

Superstar
Increased Fundraising Target

My Updates

Still walking

Sunday 11th Oct
Despite a mixed week when I have had to minimise my walks due to other demands on my time such as supervising the GAT at a local school and the birth of a new grandchild, those very events made me more determined. We are lucky in this country that polio is not a scourge anymore and those young adults and my new grandchild will be protected by the vaccinations they receive here. I have managed to complete 34km of my goal so I will be stepping up and stepping out over the next couple of weeks. Thanks for your support.Alf and I in the Yarra Trail Friday.

Plugging away

Tuesday 6th Oct
The weather has been so changeable from hot to wet that getting consistent kilometres has been difficult. I am still getting some completed every day and occasionally some decent distances. Having the car conk out and need a service gave me a great opportunity to push the distance today before the wet set in.  It is early days yet but I hope to gather a few more donations so don’t be shy. It is for a good cause and even small amounts are appreciated. They all add up.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$100

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

$79.50

Kathryn Leong

$53

Anonymous

$53

Anne Liston

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

$53

Eileen Lim

Good for you!

$26.50

Sheila Vassie

$26.50

Peter Shackleton

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

$26.50

Deborah Hodgson

Going well Kathy.

$25

Ros Wathen

Good on you Kathy!