2012-01-27 / Community

‘Everyday Heroes’ Spotlights Rotary Program

“Everyday Heroes,” a weekly half hour show about average people in and around New York and Long Island who perform heroic acts of kindness that improves the lives of others in their own community and around the world will premier at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 on TV 10/55.

“These are the men and women of Rotary who are part of a worldwide network of 1.2 million business and professional people in 200 countries,” says an organization spokesperson. “Each week ‘Everyday Heroes’ will highlight the incredible feats they do, improving the human condition both locally and internationally. They are our neighbors… they are our local businessmen and women…they are people we come in contact with on a regular basis…they are our heroes.”

The first episode features the Interact students of Syosset High School who raised $42,000 to help fund the work of Gift of Life; a Rotary based organization that sponsors lifesaving open heart surgery for children throughout the world.

In our own community, “Everyday Heroes” will feature the work of the Rockaway Rotary Club, as they raised $650,000 a year to fund Long Island’s Camp Pa Qua Tuck. Rotarians have taken on the challenge of running this camp for children and young adults that have physical and developmental disabilities. At the camp they receive a quality camping, recreation and education summertime experience, a truly compelling story of our “Every Day Heroes” dedication to children.

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