PolioPlus is the most ambitious program in Rotary’s 116 year-history.   The Global Polio Eradication Initiative it is the volunteer arm. Rotary has led the private sector to rid the world of this crippling disease for over 30 years. PolioPlus is recognized worldwide as a model of public-private cooperation in pursuit of a humanitarian goal.  Click to find out more about polio.
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Over $2.1 Billion USd

Rotary has contributed to eradicating Polio.

Over 3 Billion Children

have received the oral polio vaccine since Rotary's PolioPlus program’s inception in 1985.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Rotary paved the way for the formation of this initiative which was established in 1988.

1,000's of Rotarians

from around the world have volunteered for National Immunization Days to immunize children.

PolioPlus Helps Fund transportation, vaccine delivery, social mobilization, training, & more.

Eradicate Polio

Rotarians work to encourage governments to commit political & $10 billion in financial resources needed to eradicate polio.
CLICK HERE to visit Rotary's World Polio Day Resource Center with ideas and material to plan and promote your club event.  There are videos, materials, banners & posters, Infographics, event materials, press releases, Instagram and Facebook materials, and more!
Sunday, October 24th is World Polio Day!
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
World Polio Day is Sunday, October 24th.  Since 1985, Rotarians have been relentlessly working to eradicate polio!.  We invite everyone to attend one of the following End Polio Now events here in the Houston area to help create awareness and help wipe polio off the planet!
Each Wednesday in October
11:45AM  Rotary Club of Sugar Land - "Pennies For Polio and Pies For Polio"  For information, contact Club President Darla Fanta, fantaproperties@gmail.com
Rotary Club of Houston Hobby Area -  "Purchasing Wheelchairs For Children in India"  For information, contact Club President Rebecca Coulson, email:  rebeccacoulson@sbcglobal.net
Monday, October 18th Event
Noon:  Rotary Club of Space Center "Wayne & Pies OU/OT" at Bay Oaks Country Club at 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 7705 .  For information, contact Past Club President Marilyn Musial at wmmusial@comcast.net
Tuesday, October 19th Event
Noon:  Rotary Club of Harrisburg - "Pies for Polio Fundraiser" at Ninfa's at 8553 Gulf Fwy, Houston.  For information, contact Club President Shepard Ellis at shepherdellis@aol.com.
Saturday, October 23rd Events
11:30 AM - 4 PM:  The Rotary Club of Houston is holding their Rotary Club of Houston Cook Off (click here for cookoff website) with competition for "Best Chicken, Pork, and Fixin's" ,plus "Best Decorated booth.  Contact Charles Dabney for details:  cdabney@LoneStarWideCapital.com 
Following are events for Sunday, October 24th
10 AM - Noon - The University Area Rotary Club is holding an End Polio Now event at the  Gerald D. Hines Water Wall Park (Galleria area), 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston 77056
Click here for a video invitation!  Everyone is invited to this community event, and encouraged to bring friends & family!   District Governor Michelle Bohreer, Past District Governors Eric Liu and Scott Rainey have volunteered to take a pie in the face at this event for a $100 donation to The Rotary Foundation's End Polio Now fund.  Rotaract, Interact, and Rotary members are encouraged to stop by for the "Pies For Polio Fundraiser", and take a photo in front of the beautiful & iconic Waterwall and the End Polio Now banner!  We will be auctioning off a pair of purple END POLIO NOW Chuck Taylors  that the winner will be able to choose from having purple bling on them or the number of lives saved by the number of vaccines that will be given by their donation.  To contact University Area Rotarian Art Bautista with questions of info, click here.
11 AM - Cy-Fair Rotary Club's "Pints for Polio" at Creekwood Grill at 12710 Telge Rd, Cypress.   Contact Cy-Fair Rotary Club President Wayne Beaumier at wbeaumier@icloud.com for details.
Afternoon - Rotary Club of Pearland "Pies For Polio" at Club President John LeBlanc's home.  For details, contact John at jleblanc1@farmersagent.com.
6PM - 8PMWest U Rotary Club is holding a Pints For Polio - World Polio Day Celebration at the Owl Bar, 2424 Dunstan, in the Rice Village.  An anonymous donor has agreed to match 100% of the purchases at the Owl Bar that night with a donation to Polio.  All Clubs are invited to participate.  Donations will go to The Rotary Foundation in the name of the clubs whose members attend the event - in the amount of their purchases.  Contact: RotarianTerry Ziegler, bigzlumber@aol.com
Tuesday, October 26th
6PM:  The Rotary Club of Seabrook - "Pours For Polio Wine Tasting" at Chelsea Wine Bar 4106 E NASA Pkwy Suite F, El Lago, TX 77586.  Contact Rotarian Nancy Anderson, nlanderson61@gmail.com 
Thursday, October 28th
TBA:   Rotary Club of Sugar Land - "Pints For Polio" Pub Crawl at Sugar Land Town Center.  Contact Rotarian Darla Fanta, fantaproperties@gmail.com
Polio Global Eradication Initiative
The goal of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is to complete the eradication and containment of all:
- Wild polio viruses
- Vaccine-related polio viruses
- Sabin polio viruses,
So that no child ever again suffers paralytic poliomyelitis.

Every Donation Counts

Triple your impact when you make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation's End Polio Now campaign thanks to a 2-to-1 match that will be made by Gates Foundation's!