Rotary is an organization whose membership consists of 1.2 million business and professional leaders in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary clubs address critical issues at home and abroad by providing health care and medical supplies, clean water, food, job training, youth development, and education to millions of people in need. Rotary District 6860 includes over 50 clubs in north and central Alabama. Information about Rotary District 6860 can be found at www.rotary6860.org.
Children’s of Alabama honored Rotary International District 6860 in 2020 for donating more than $1 million to the hospital over a 10-year period by presenting the organization with a recognition plaque on the Pillars of Community display in the hospital.
Since 2009, the 52 chapters of Rotary International District 6860 have hosted Boiling ‘N Bragging, an annual preseason college football tailgate party that benefits the Critical Care Transport program at Children’s. The care team transports nearly 1,000 critically ill and injured children each year by helicopter, jet and ambulance. The team members include highly trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care.
“When time matters most, our team works quickly to transport ill and injured children,” said Children’s Transport Coordinator Jason Peterson, RN. “We are so thankful for the generous support we have receive from the members of Rotary International District 6860.”