Thank you for supporting polio eradication on Giving Tuesday!!
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
How can you triple your impact on #endpolio? Thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every donation made to EndPolioNow through our funmdraiser will be tripled
Announcing our World's Greatest Meal :Pasta for Polio 2022
Pick up at 70 Vimy Cres
Donate $25.00 USD or more per meal and we will have your meal ready for pick up on Oct 15th
Please e-mail PDGTanya@gmail.com to tell me how many meals you would like.
Thank you for your support!!
Rotary is committed to raising $50 million a year over the next three years, and each dollar will be matched with an additional two dollars by the Gates Foundation.
“The Gates Foundation’s longstanding partnership with Rotary has been vital to fighting polio,” Gates said. “That’s why we’re extending our funding match, so every dollar that Rotary raises is met with two more.”
He added, “I believe that together, we can make eradication a reality.”
The funding will support polio eradication efforts such as disease surveillance, technical assistance, and operational support for immunization activities.
The partnership between Rotary and the Gates Foundation has yielded $2 billion, and Rotarians have given countless volunteer hours to fight polio since Rotary started its PolioPlus program in 1985.
Be a part of the fight to end polio and have your donation matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Why Polio, Once Nearly Eradicated, Is Rebounding
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Your donation helps Rotary reach every child with the polio vaccine.