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A Message Of Thanks
A striking fact about the volunteer army of workers was that no citizen was too great or too small to march in its ranks. Men of business whose hours were counted in thousands of dollars devoted days to the work of organization. Debutantes who were supposed to be interested exclusively in the latest dance steps and fripperies from Paris, became suddenly serious of mind and threw their social activities out of the window to give their time and effort to the work. Hard-pressed country doctors sat up late at night to make reports, enthusiastic community nurses, workers in factories, farmers in remote districts spent themselves in arousing the interest of their neighbors and in helping the national committee by sending in accounts of their progress....
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Title: A Message Of Thanks
Creator: Henry L. Doherty (author)
Date: January 30, 1937
Format: Article
Publication: The President's Birthday Magazine
Publisher: National Committee for the Birthday Ball for the President to Fight Infantile Paralysis
Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Control no.: RJ 496 P2 P7 1937
Location: pp.7, 38
Keywords: Advocacy; Birthday Balls; Charity; Diagnoses & Diseases; Disease; Doctors; Economics; Entertainment, Leisure & Recreation; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Fundraising; Henry L. Doherty; Labor; Media; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Physical Disability; Polio; Politics; Public Relations; Radio; Service Organizations; Social Welfare & Communities; Voluntarism
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Mass Media, Culture & The Arts; Social Movements & Advocacy
Funding Support Provided By: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

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