Posted on Nov 27, 2017
Rotary raises money to eradicate polio in many ways.  One way is the "Ride to End Polio" sponsored by Rotary District 5500 and held in Tucson Arizona in November, each year, as part of El Tour de Tucson.
This year’s ride raised over $10,000,000. The longest course is 106 miles around Tucson.  There are several other shorter courses of 76 miles, 54 miles, and 38 miles, plus a fun ride. This year John R. Hutcherson, District Governor Nominee,  completed the 106 mile "Ride to End Polio" course in 7 hours 49 minutes.  Several other Rotarians, we know, also completed the "Ride to End Polio" including Rotary International General Secretary, John Hewko and Rotary Foundation Trustee, Brenda Cressey.  Here are some pictures of John’s ride.  He plans to ride again in 2018 and 2019 and would welcome other cyclists from our District to join him.