Gift of Life speakers Dick Beattie and Jack DeStefano, Tuesday Dec. 6th 6:30-8:00pm -Dante’s

This week we welcome Rotarians Dick Beattie & Jack DeStefano who will share a presentation about  the Gift of Life. Please join us for dinner at Dante’s in Leonia.
 Conceived in 1974, the “Gift of Life” idea (heart surgery for children in developing countries) developed into one of Rotarys most compassionate and heart-warming programs, encompassing people of “Good Will ” throughout the United States and the entire world.  Our District #7490 has sponsored 940 children from all over the world. Most of the District’s Rotary clubs have participated and we have also received excellent cooperation from other community organizations and friends of Rotary. There are approximately 50 Rotary Districts with Gift of Life programs and more than 15,000 children have been given “The Gift of Life”.

Funds are needed to pay for medical services, equipment, educational services and transportation for our kids. Your generous contributions in time and money are needed.

Funds are used directly for the benefit and support of “Gift of Life” children. We have served children from many areas of the world where needed cardiovascular procedures for children are not available. Our doctors have traveled worldwide to educate local physicians in their procedures. The program has touched thousands of lives and they become America’s best ambassadors. “Gift of Life” is truly a success but our work is not complete, the need is great and the opportunity exists. With your support of our fundraising efforts and your assistance with the children, together, child by child, we will build a healthier and more peaceful world.


Rotary Club of The Palisades, NJ meets most Friday mornings at 7:30 at the Gotham City Diner, 550 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield, and the first Tuesday of each month at Dante’s Place, 373 Broad Ave., Leonia. Meetings last one hour. All participants buy their own meal. Evening dinners are $30 and  BYOB . Contact Philip Wilson with questions at or at 201-956-8509.

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