Posted by District 7070 Bulletin on Sep 08, 2019

Toronto, ON (September 8, 2019) – Over 200 members of Rotary clubs in District 7070 (South Central Ontario, Canada) and their families joined together today in the annual Rotary District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk to raise money for the Rotary Foundation. This year’s Walk was held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 8, at the Humber College Lakeshore Campus and in Colonel Sam Smith Park in Etobicoke......

The Foundation Walk started 27 years ago to raise money for The Rotary Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that helps fund humanitarian initiatives.

“The Foundation offers two types of grants,” explained Michael Bell. “The district grant funds small-scale, short term activities that address needs in local communities, while the global grants support large international activities like the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.”


Rotary Raises Over $141,000 for Local and Global Projects
Over the years, Rotary District 7070 has worked with Rotary International to eradicate polio and is encouraging all Rotarians to join them on October 24, recognized around the world as World Polio Day and help, once again to raise funds and awareness to Eradicate Polio from the entire world. One of the major initiatives supported by the Rotary Foundation is the End Polio Now Campaign - one of Rotary’s most ambitious global humanitarian projects.

“August 2016, marked the last reported case of the wild polio virus in Africa,” said Michael Bell, District, Past 7070 Governor. “We are very encouraged to see this significant progress towards the global eradication of polio.”