Tomorrow Will be the 40 th Anniversary of American Airlines Flight 191 a regularly scheduled passenger flight operated by American Airlines from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. On May 25, 1979, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 operating this flight was taking off from runway 32R when it crashed into the ground. All 258 passengers and 13 crew on board were killed, along with two people on the ground. With 273 fatalities, it is the deadliest aviation accident to have occurred in the United States
Polio is a contagious and potentially fatal illness. However, it is easily preventable with a simple vaccine. Polio isn't so much a problem in first world countries as it is for countries in the Eastern hemisphere and has a tendency to affect young children. This year, our school's Interact Club has taken matters in their own hands by holding their second annual Polio campaign. Thursday, October 24th is "Wear Purple for Polio" day because when children get their polio vaccine, the health administrator dyes the tip of their pinky purple. The 'A' block class with the largest percentage of purple attire will win a "Purple Prize Pack"! They are hosting a draw as well, where anybody wearing purple is allowed to enter to win an amazing prize.
Their booth, set up in the middle hallway, is available for becoming educated about polio and supporting their events to join forces and eradicate Polio everywhere!
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