Purple Pinkie Schedule

PolioDayVideoGraphicOct2012smHow can getting your pinkie painted purple help eradicate polio? Stop by one of our Purple Pinkie Project stations on Oct. 24 and find out!

Here's the gist of it: Donating $1 to have your pinkie "painted" purple is a symbol for one polio immunization. The estimated cost to immunize one child from polio is $1, and when each child gets immunized, Rotarians mark their pinkies with a topical purple dye to prevent double dosages. Funds raised during our Purple Pinkie Project will go to Rotary International's End Polio Now efforts.

Find a Purple Pinkie Project station near you:

• UMPI students and staff will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in UMPI's Owl's Nest, located on the first floor of the Campus Center.

• At Star City Coffee, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• At NMCC, in the Christie Lobby, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. UMPI and NMCC Education students will staff this table.

• At the Aroostook Centre Mall, in the Food Court, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• At Bradley's Citgo, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• At TAMC, Main Entrance and North Street Healthcare Entrance, from 1-3 p.m. Members of UMPI's BioMedical Club will staff these tables.

• At Graves Shop 'N Save, from 2 to 5 p.m. Members of UMPI's radio station WUPI-92.1FM, student newspaper the University Times, and Professional Communication and Journalism students will staff this table.

Purple Pinkie stations will also be set up for employees at MMG Insurance (staffed by UMPI Business Club members) and Maine Public Service Company.

Paint your pinkie purple (or get multiple digits painted for $1 each) and help us to End Polio Now!