END POLIO NOW CAMPAIGN - RIGHT HERE IN NORTHBROOK
Join the Rotary Club of Northbrook along with Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation to help fund the global eradication of polio
 
 
The Rotary Club of Northbrook is Presented with a Proclamation by
Village President, Sandy Frum who is also a Rotarian.
Join the Rotary Club of Northbrook along with Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation
to help fund the global eradication of polio
 
The Rotary Club of Northbrook is Presented with a Proclamation by
Village President, Sandy Frum who is also a Rotarian.
When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative more than three decades ago, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 percent, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 33 cases of wild poliovirus in 2018 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end.
 
With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and its partners must sustain this progress and continue to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts.
 
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total yearly contribution of $150 million. But we need your help. October is End Polio Now month in Northbrook.
 
The Rotary Club of Northbrook will be collecting donations and providing information on its END POLIO NOW campaign at its weekly Tuesday meetings at the Hilton/Northbrook at 12:15-1:15 pm. Check out the Rotary Club of Northbrook, join us or simply donate to the cause!
 
The Village of Northbrook is issuing a proclamation for World Polio Day on October 24th at its October 22nd Village meeting.
 
The Rotary Club of Northbrook will have details on their website and at their meetings for those wanting to help in the challenge. For every dollar donated the Gates Foundation does a 2:1 match. Log on to www.NorthrbrookRotary.org  For donation and meeting details contact Gary Moriello, Club President at 847-736-7168 or at gary3540@aol.com .