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March 25, 2014

Rotary Club of Live Oak's Purple Pinkie Project

School children get pinkies painted purple to eradicate polio

Live Oak — Millions and millions of children in endemic countries know that a freshly painted purple pinkie means freedom from Polio.  When local children make a $1 contribution to Polio Plus, Rotary Club of Live Oak members mark their pinkies with the same gentian violet used around the world on NID, National Immunization Day.  This is their personal symbol of one child free from polio forever. Of course, more than one finger may be painted if more than $1 is donated as is displayed by Mason a student in Ms. Wooley’s class at Suwannee Elementary in Live Oak. Mason shows-off five fingers painted purple as evidence of his participation in Rotary Club of Live Oak's Purple Pinkie Project March 25.

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