CHARITY FORMED ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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counting dimes

President Roosevelt counting dimes with Basil O’Conner,organizer of the
March Of Dimes campaign.

The nonprofit organization March of Dimes Foundation was founded by then-
President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help combat polio. Roosevelt was himself
diagnosed with polio in 1921, and it left him unable to move his legs.

 

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In 1956-57 Elvis Presley helped promote polio vaccinations for the
March of Dimes. He was photographed (above) with the poster girl 
of the organization, Joanne Wilson. Elvis also had his polio shot.
 

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Singer Frank Sinatra

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