Rotarians around the world are known for their perseverance – and there’s no better example than our commitment to eradicate polio. Over the past three decades, more than 2.5 billion children have been immunized against this dread disease. The disease is endemic in only two countries, but unless we reach every child with the vaccine, no child anywhere is safe. While we are celebrating great progress, Rotary’s fight to eradicate polio is not over.
Since 2007, members of our club have given nearly $100,000 dollars to help eradicate polio. As we do every year, we ask you to support this vital Rotary initiative. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation, Zilber Ltd. will double the impact of your gift by very generously matching donations of RCM members up to a total of $12,500. Then your gift—already doubled by Zilber Ltd.—will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The power of Rotary!
A young girl received a polio vaccine from Rotary in the village of Grand-Bassam, Cote d’lvoire.
Rotary and its global partners, with the support of individual Rotarians like you around the world, are determined to achieve Rotary’s goal of delivering a polio-free world by 2018. You should have received a letter from Tom Gale, chair of the Rotary Foundation Committee and President Nancy Sennett asking for your support. Please respond generously.