Kristine Revelle from The American Cancer Society (Aired on July 28th and July 29th, 2018)

Mid-Hudson American Cancer Society (Aired on July 28 and 29, 2018)
Kristine Revelle of the American Cancer Society in the Mid-Hudson comes to RadioRotary to discuss the many ways that the Cancer Society is fighting the hundreds of diseases that we lump together as cancer.

The Society emphasizes education about the causes of cancer, advocacy for cancer issues with local and national governments, research on the causes and cures of cancer, and services for the victims of cancer. The Mid-Hudson Region has been at the forefront of cancer=prevent studies since 1959. Ms. Revelle tells listeners ways that they can reduce their risk of developing cancer and outlines resources from the Society to help in recovery. Events, such as the annual Breast Cancer Walk and the campaign “Real Men Wear Pink” help not only to raise money for the Society but also create awareness.

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American Cancer Society:
American Cancer Society New York:
Making Strides of the Hudson Valley:
Making Strides on Facebook:
Hope Lodge:

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July 31, 2018 · Posted in Events, Health, Hudson Valley, Support Groups  

Pleasant Valley Weekend with Mary Albrecht (Aired on July 21st and July 22nd, 2018)

Pleasant Valley Weekend Fun (Aired on July 21 and 22, 2018)

Mary Albrecht of the Town of Pleasant Valley visits RadioRotary to describe the annual festival known as Pleasant Valley Week end, which has moved from its previous time in September to July. The event features three separate parades through the hamlet—a motorcycle parade on Friday, the big parade and fireworks on Saturday, and a parade of automobiles on Sunday. Most of the events and activities during the event are aimed at children (although Pleasant Valley Rotary runs a beer-and-wine tent), including a Ferris wheel and other rides, contests of various kinds, and a “Little Miss Pleasant Valley” pageant for girls 5 to 7 years old. But the whole family can enjoy the bands, the country music, and the typical carnival foods, as well as the race of plastic ducks down nearby Wappingers Creek.

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Pleasant Valley 2018 Weekend Schedule:
Pleasant Valley Days Map & Events:
Pleasant Valley Rotary:

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July 23, 2018 · Posted in Children, Events, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley  

Rotary International Show From Toronto Canada Show 2 (Aired on July 14 and July 15th, 2018)

Toronto Rotary International Convention, Part 2 (Aired on July 14 and 15, 2018)

Here are four more stories of people putting service before self from the 2018 Toronto Rotary International Convention. Sole 4 Souls not only distributes shoes and other clothing around the world, but also creates sustainable jobs in third-world nations. World Bicycle Relief does not provide relief for bicycles, but provides bicycles for relief of travel problems in places with bad roads or none. The specially designed bicycles are strong enough for bumpy rides and easy to
repair if needed. Rise Against Hunger recognizes that there is food enough for every person on the planet, but 815 million people, many of them children, go hungry because food is unequally distributed. The volunteers at Rise Against Hunger work on assembly lines to produce nourishing food packages; often the volunteers are Rotarians. Rotary is most known, however, for its steps to end polio now, which is discussed by Al Bonney of Traverse City Rotary. Mr. Bonney emphasizes the problems of post-polio syndrome as well as updating the fight to eradicate polio.
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Soles 4 Souls:
World Bicycle Relief:
Rise Against Hunger:
End Polio Now:
Global Polio Eradication Initiative:
Post-Polio Syndrome:

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Rotary International Convention in Toronto Canada (Aired on July 7 and July 8th 2018)

Toronto Rotary International Convention, Part 1 (Aired on July 7 and 8, 2018)

Each year RadioRotary takes its microphone to the Rotary International Convention, which in 2018 is in Toronto, Ontario. Some 24,000 Rotarians are in attendance and RadioRotary gets as many of the great stories as it can. One of the interviews in this show is with Ellen Haggerty, a Pleasant Valley Rotarian whose mission to improve hearing and make life easier for those who are hearing impaired takes her all over the world. Her organization, Rotarians for Hearing, is one of the many Rotary Action Groups, or RAGs, that deal with specific issues.  Another interview concerts a different RAG, this one uniting Rotarians around the world to help prevent opioid addiction as well as other forms of  addiction.  Disaster Aid USA is not a RAG, but instead is a club-based Rotary project that started with a Bethesda, MD, Rotary Club, but now has chapters in clubs all over the US and sister organizations in Europe and Southeast Asia. One of the highlights of the RadioRotary interviews at the International Convention is the interview with the new president of Rotary International; fir 2018-19, it is Barry Rassin from the Rotary Club of East Nassau in the Bahamas.
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Rotarians for Hearing: Rotarian Action Group:

Rotarian Action Group: Addiction Prevention:
Disaster Aid USA:
Barry Rassin, 2018-19 Rotary International President:
Rotary International:

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