Over the last 20+ years, Rotary and its partners have worked tirelessly to eradicate a horrible disease from the World, POLIO. To date more than 2 billion children have received immunizations, but we are not done. Many challenges still exist.
To further Rotary's mission to eradicate Polio, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has issued $355 million in challenge grants. If Rotary International can sucessfully match $200 million before June 30, 2012 a grand total of $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.
If you are interested in helping, either by donating money or helping raise awareness, please contact St. Joseph East Rotary by clinking here or by donating directly to Rotary International by clicking the End Polio Now logo below.