President Phyllis joined the Gravenhurst Rotary Club to support the 'End Polio Now' campaign.  
 
Some information around Polio to know... POLIO IS STILL WITH US and needs to be eradicated World-Wide.  One child at risk is one child too many.
 
Quick Facts about Polio
 
  1. Polio is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus.
  2. Polio mainly affects children under the age of 5.
  3. Polio is highly contagious.
  4. 90% of people who get infected will not show any visible symptoms.
  5. People who don't show any symptoms can still infect others with the virus.
  6. For those who do show symptoms, they are normally flu-like ones such as; sore throat, fever, tiredness, nausea, headache, and stomach pain.
  7. Some people will experience more severe symptoms that affect the brain and spinal cord, including paralysis.
  8. Paralysis from poliovirus can lead to death because the virus affects the muscles that help us breathe.
  9. There is no cure for polio, but it is preventable with a vaccine.
  10. People who seem to make a full recovery can still develop post-polio syndrome that can cause new pain, weakness or paralysis, even 15 to 40 years later.
If you would like to help in a tangible way, make your donation through your local Rotary Club.  All donations made through Rotary are matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Your $1 donations becomes $3; your $10 donation becomes $30, etc.
 
To contact our Rotary Club to give a donation, please contact Jeff Hodges at 705-706-3057 or at jeff@muskokawindowanddoor.ca
 
As well, you can do a direct transfer to rotaryclubbml@gmail.com    Please put in subject line, End Polio Now Donation.