The Gates Foundation is currently matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $3 for each $1 Contributed (Up to $35Mil/Yr.)  Thanks to our photographer Steve Magoon for shooting Bellaire/SW Houston Rotarians Kathleen Wiesenthal, Mike White, and Judy Harwell making the “this close” sign, showing that THIS CLOSE IS NOT CLOSE ENOUGH - Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication.  There are only two “endemic” countries left – Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Three new polio cases were reported there through the week ending Oct. 17, 2015 (Pakistan 2, Afghanistan 1), but zero new cases anywhere else for the same period. Thirty-five million children were vaccinated in Rotary’s September vaccination campaigns in Pakistan, and nearly 3 million more who were missed were vaccinated since then. National Immunization Days are scheduled to take place Oct. 18-20 in Afghanistan. To contribute to the PolioPlus Fund and support Rotary’s work to achieve a polio-free world CLICK HERE.