Join the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with Your Local Rotary Club

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through184164192 10160964374114552 6700847295402064271 N contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system. This is why Rotary International, along with their U.S. Rotary Clubs are coming together to help eradicate polio.

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.

You can join the Manton Rotary Club as they collect money to eradicate Polio worldwide. Stop by the Rotary Park in Manton on Wednesday, October 20 from 1-7 p.m. All donations received will go towards the eradication of Polio.

To learn more about the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, click here.

To learn how you can help your local Rotary Club fight polio, click here.

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