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We’re Making Progress!

Rotary District 6440’s effort to bring digital x-ray technology to needy populations in Guatemala — and eventually, around the world — continues to gather momentum.

Fundraising continues at a steady pace, and we are delighted to announce that we have now surpassed the $600,000 mark in funding commitments, with nearly 50 clubs and 14 districts participating so far!

We are working on installation plans for our ninth digital x-ray unit. This is exciting progress!

Rotary Districts Continue to Sign On with HealthRays!

Rotary districts 5950 (Minnesota) and 7360 (Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia) recently became the latest Rotary districts to join our HealthRays initiative, pledging $10,000 each.

In addition, 2017-18 District Governor Nominees in Rotary Zones 28 and 29 have organized a “class project” in hopes of garnering support from additional districts for our project.

We thank these generous Rotarians for joining the HealthRays project!

For more information about the digital x-ray project, or to learn how to provide financial support, please call 847-(847) 533-6336 or visit

Rotarians in Taiwan Provide Funding Support for HealthRays

(April 20, 2015) Five Rotary districts in Taiwan have generously contributed funding to the HealthRays initiative. The participation of these districts helps underscore the international impact of this project, which aims to install 29 digital x-ray units to bring new healthcare capability to underserved populations in Guatemala.

Funding from Taiwanese Rotarians will be applied to our fourth unit, which is slated to be installed soon in Villa Canales, Guatemala.

Taiwan districts participating, and their funding levels, are:

* District 3470: $10,000

* District 3490: $30,000

* District 3500: $10,000

* District 3510: $5,000

* District 3520: $10,000

We thank these generous Rotarians in Taiwan for joining the HealthRays project.