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Purple Pinkie Project

Kimball Club Earns Money To Fight Polio

 

Kimball Superintendent Elizabeth Owens, left, participates in the Purple Pinkie Project. Interact Club Members in the picture include junior Beau Hanks and freshman Ozzy Flores.

The Kimball Interact Club does one International Project each year and this year the Club participated in the Purple Pinkie Project which raises money towards the eradication of polio.

Polio has no cure. It is a crippling and potentially fatal disease and children under the age of 5 are at greatest risk.

However, polio is easy to prevent by a vaccination that costs very little. When children are vaccinated, they have a purple stamp put on their little finger – giving them a "purple pinkie" - and this is where the project gets its name.

On Monday, April 29, students and staff at both Ma...



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