AROUND THE WORLD:
Flight to End Polio
May 5 - July 30, 2023
In partnership with
Peter Teahen & John Ockenfels | Eastbound: May 5, 2023
Members of International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians
ONE ENGINE, TWO PILOTS
AND A 2:1 DONATION MATCH
Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels are raising awareness for polio eradication by piloting a single engine aircraft all the way around the globe!
Peter and John will take off from
Cedar Rapids, Iowa May 5, 2023 in a Cessna T210M (single engine) airplane. Along the way, they will encourage support of ending polio forever throughout the world.
Both Peter and John are pilots, Rotarians, and members of the Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. Polio eradication has been a primary focus of Rotary for over 35 years and continues to be a major initiative. While the end of polio may be near, no child anywhere is safe until every child has been vaccinated.
FLIGHT BY THE NUMBERS:
FLY WITH US!
Photo credit: The Gazette
100% of your contribution will be donated to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Program.
The pilots, Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels are covering the entire cost of the flight as well as taking time away from their careers and lives to help end polio.
Please consider a contribution to help end polio forever. Donation levels for our flight are:
$5,000 or greater.
$750 - $4,999
$301 - $749
$300 or lower
Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, your donation will be matched 2:1, getting us even closer to a polio-free world.
Click the image below to view our presentation slides (especially useful if you've had the opportunity to hear Peter and John's presentation about the flight in person!).