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This great fundraiser will be held at Laurel Creek Conservation area again this year. It is a great event for runners and a great event for the youth of the community as it raises funds for youth.
Check out this website for more information http://www.mudpuppychase.com/trail-race.php
All five Rotary Clubs in K-W got together to provide a day of fun for kids and families from KidsAbility on June 14.
The new members are Rick Hanek second from left and Dan Yanke next to him
Thank you for your interest in Global Polio Eradication. Cupcakes for Polio is a fundraising initiatives of the Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, what better way to show appreciation to your family, friends and work colleagues. Please consider purchasing some delicious cupcakes to help our cause.
Cupcakes for Polio - this link will take you to the page where you can order your cupcakes or make a donation to help eradicate polio from the world.
Rotary International, along with UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments of the world, have reduced polio cases by 99% worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. More than 10 million people are walking today who otherwise would have been paralyzed. The number of countries with endemic polio has since been reduced from 125 to 3.It’s a Good Investment: This objective aims to ensure that the world remains permanently polio-free. The benefits of a polio-free world will extend to all children everywhere, in perpetuity, protecting them forever from this debilitating, preventable disease. The world has invested $9 billion dollars toward polio eradication and an independent study published in the medical journal Vaccine estimates the net economic benefits at US$40 to 50 billion over the next 20 years – a savings that can be put toward fighting other diseases.
The Human Cost: If we don’t end polio now, experts say the disease could rebound to 10 million cases in the next 40 years.
- In this video, Dr. Bruce Aylward delivers his talk on how we will stop Polio for good. Bruce Aylward is a Canadian physician and epidemiologist who heads the polio eradication programme at WHO, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
- Rotary news release: Rotary and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Extend Fundraising Partnership
- Newswire article on Canada's $250 million dollar increased investment
Sponsored by: The Cake Box
The Cake Box was named as one of Canada's top 5 bakeries by Bakers Journal. They bake their cupcakes fresh daily sourcing local ingredients when possible and making everything from scratch. No artificial ingredients or preservatives are added.
Skate 48 is The Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River's largest fund raiser. Millions of dollars have been raised through this event to help children and youth in our community and in the international community. Thanks to all of the great volunteers who make the event such a success and thanks to the wonderful supporters who come out year after year and work so hard to raise the money to further the work for children and youth.
Making the world a better place is an intricate puzzle and piece by piece, the women and men of Rotary have worked hard to fight hunger, promote literacy, and move the world toward peace. But there is still much to be done, still some missing pieces, and one of those missing pieces is you. Learn how you can help Rotary put together a better world at Rotary.org.Rotary. Humanity in Motion
On Wednesday, October 24th, people around the world added their images to creat the world's biggest commercial to mark
World Polio Day and to tell the world that we are "this close" (1%) to ending polio in the world.
Click on the link and watch, you may see people you know.
Go to iTunes to support the End of Polio and buy this terrific collection.
The Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River provides opportunities for funding to charitable organizations that focus on children and youth under the age of 18. Check out the allocations process by downloading our Allocations Committee package. Deadline for application is March 1, 2010.
The Rotary Foundation Receives Top Rating! The Rotary Foundation has been declared one of the best charitable foundations in the world!
The Rotary International Foundation has been declared number three out of 10 of the top charitable foundations in the US by Charity Navigator. Rotary was ranked third behind the National Christian Foundation and Feed the Children. Rotary was ranked just above the Mayo Clinic. Rotarians should be proud of their Foundation!!
If you have someone who is hard to buy for on your list - why not consider a donation to PolioPlus? Make a difference in the life of a child by making a donation to PolioPlus and make the donation in the name of a family member or friend who doesn't need more "stuff". Donations go to the Rotary Foundation of Canada. Let Kathi Smith or Paul Walman know and we will provide you with the certificate to give as a gift.