Rotary Districts 6000 and 5970 are the home districts of the University of Iowa where Paul Harris earned his law degree and the birthplace of the Ponseti Method of treating clubfoot.  These districts and others around the world are participating with Ponseti International to participate in the establishment of RAG4CLUBFOOT, a Rotarian Action Group for eliminating clubfoot disability.  Worldwide, approximately 200,000 children each year are born with clubfoot.  Hundreds of thousands of these children will live with a lifetime with this deformity that will limit their mobility, their ability to go to school or play with friends and eventually to work.  Rotarians can help us change that!

District 6000 and Ponseti International Association (PIA) based at the University of Iowa are actively working together to form the Rotarian Action Group (RAG), RAG4CLUBFOOT.   Their mission is: To assure timely treatment and appropriate care for children born with clubfoot deformity worldwide.   The Ponseti treatment includes the use of a brace worn at night until age 4.   These braces cost $20 each.  District Governor Miller has chosen RAG4CLUBFOOT as a fundraising project for his term as District Goveror.  He would like to raise funds so each doctor performing the Ponseti Method of treating clubfoot has at least a box of 12 of these braces.

Donations for these braces should be sent to Chet Redman, 401 SE 3rd Street, Leon, IA 50144.  For more information, please visit:  www.rag4clubfoot.org.