Dunkin Donuts helps fight Polio

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – Dunkin Donuts is teaming up with Tennessee Rotary to help fight Polio.

Wedesday, Dunkin Donuts presented a 500 thousand dollar check to the End Polio Now Campaign.

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The money was raised through the Purple Pinkie Initiative, within a single day between nearly 100 Dunkin locations throughout Tennessee.

The purple Pinkie initiative represents the purple dye that goes onto the finger of a child when they receive the vaccine.

Rotary club member say were very close to ending polio.

“Were not only able to raise fund for polio eradication which is of course really important but were able to raise awareness. Both for Rotary and our end Polio Now Campaign,” says John Downs, Chairman of the End Polio Now Committee.

“There are very few chances to have an impact on the whole world so just me personally its great,”says David Baumgartner, Owner of Dunkin Donuts in East and Middle Tennessee.

World Polio awareness day is October 24th.