May 2018 CONNECTING Newsletter
Help us Support Rotary International’s Polio Eradication Efforts

A world without polio is within our reach. Today, Rotary is on the brink of eradicating a human disease for only the second time in history. There are fewer polio cases today than ever before, but we will not stop until we reach zero.


A child in West Africa received a polio vaccination.


If polio is not eradicated, hundreds of thousands of children could be paralyzed. Global health care costs would rise dramatically, and many children’s quality of life would be drastically diminished.


As we do each spring, we ask you to support this vital Rotary initiative – Polio Plus. All donations will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Your donation will make a difference by helping Rotary to:


  • Immunize 400 million children.
  • Improve surveillance systems to diagnose new cases.
  • Hire 150,000 health workers to find and vaccinate every child.


We hope you will embrace Rotary’s dream of a polio-free world and make a donation by May 15th.