JOIN US IN MAKING HISTORY OCTOBER 17, 2020 3:00 PM PACIFIC TIME

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SEE HISTORIC PROGRESS IN ACTION

The Rotary District 5020 will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging the community to help end the paralyzing disease.

Rotary members in District 5020 are taking action, virtually, on October 17 2020 to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Today, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end.

With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and its partners must sustain this progress and continue to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total yearly contribution of $150 million.

Rotary has contributed more than $2.1 billion to ending polio since 1985!

While October 24th is known as World Polio Day, a date selected by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis, we have an amazing opportunity to celebrate World Polio Day, early, with a collection of speakers who will truly inspire you. Join us!

MEET OUR speakers!

HOLGER KNAACK

President 2020-2021, Rotary International

MICHAEL MCGOVERN

Chair of the PolioPlus Committee, Rotary International

JOHRITA SOLARI

Director 2019-2021 & Vice President 2020-2021, Rotary International

ANN LEE HUSSEY

Executive Director, Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group

JAMIE GREGORY

Assistant Governor & Event MC, Rotary International District 5020

JOHN GERM

Past President 2016-2017, Rotary International

ANIL PURI

Assistant Governor & Polio Team Leader, Rotary International District 5020

FUNDING IS CRUCIAL TO ERADICATING POLIO

Throughout the fight to end polio, we’ve shown what can be done when we draw on our collective strengths. A polio-free world is possible, but we can achieve it only by taking action together.

IMMUNIZE more than 400 million children against polio every year IMPROVE disease surveillance systems to detect any poliovirus in a person or the environment HIRE more than 150,000 health workers to go door to door to find every child


If polio isn’t eradicated, within 10 years, hundreds of thousands of children could be paralyzed. Global health care costs would rise dramatically, and the quality of life for people affected by the disease would be drastically diminished.


YOUR DONATION WILL SAVE LIVES AND GIVE CHILDREN A CHANCE AT A HEALTHY FUTURE.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A HISTORIC DISTRICT EVENT!

Please note: All proceeds, minus the credit card processing fee, from this event, will go directly towards PolioPlus and is eligible to receive Paul Harris points/credit. Please make sure to have your Rotary Member number available when you signup!

NEED HELP FINDING YOUR ROTARY ID?

To find your ID number, please look at the mailing lable on your Rotarian Magazine, or follow these steps:

  1. Sign in at https://my.rotary.org/en/login 
  2. Click your name in the upper right-hand corner 
  3. Click "My Profile"
  4. Once the page loads, under your name, you will see your "ID" number

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