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Purple Pinkie Project continues at annual Trick or Treat event

posted Oct 26, 2016, 11:51 AM by Debbie Brewster
On Thursday, October 27, DeForest Rotarians will be continuing their Purple Pinkie Project campaign at the high school’s Trick or Treat night. Members will be stationed at the entrance of this annual event, asking parents to donate $1, and will then paint their child’s pinkie nail with purple nail polish. 

Every dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will become three dollars, thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Purple Pinkie Project symbolizes vaccination procedures in other countries. When a child is vaccinated, a purple stamp is placed on their little finger – giving them a Purple Pinkie.