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District PolioPlus Committee
 
Eradication of polio is Rotary’s # 1 priority.
  • Polio remains a crippling and potentially fatal disease, most often striking children under the age of 5.
  • There is no cure for polio; immunization is the only prevention. 
“This Close", but Rotary’s work must continue. 
  • RI has raised approximately 10% of the eradication costs since 1985
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has challenged RI to raise $50M per year for polio, with a match of $100M, totaling $150 million/year.
  • After the last case of paralysis, 450,000,000 children annually, worldwide, under the age of 5 years, must be immunized for an additional three years, to assure total eradication of the polio virus.
District 5450
  • For 2018-2019, clubs are encouraged to contribute $50/member for polio eradication through its members and community awareness events.
  • The District PolioPlus Committee will help clubs by offering information and speakers on polio, provide flyers for distribution, encouraging club fundraisers and community awareness programs.
  • For more information, click on the links to the left of this page.  Still more questions? Want to join the Committee? Contact Marny Eulberg, District PolioPlus Chair, at marnyeul@me.com.