Rotary Clubs across the world are taking action against Polio for World Polio Day on October 24th. The philanthropy clubs are raising awareness and funds in many different ways like pints, pumpkins, or pizza for polio, cycling events, and many other creative ideas with one purpose: ending polio. Rotary has been a long-time contributor and supporter in the fight against polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rotary Club are the largest supporters of the cause and are part of the reason there are only a few cases of the disease left in the world! Polio is a curable disease that can (and will!) be treated and eradicated with funds to continue vaccination and diligent monitoring.
Making a Difference
The Rotary Club of Barrie is teaming up with Barrie’s Rotaract Club (members between ages 18 to 30), the Interact club (members between ages 12 to 18), the Kempenfelt Rotary Club, and the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia for a long walk against Polio in Barrie. The walk has been spearheaded by the governor for Rotary’s Northern Ontario district and is sure to be a success. Local Continental Currency Exchange staff who are part of the Rotaract Club will also be taking part in the events! We could not be more proud of the good work being done by members of our team in the community.
If you’re in the area, be sure to look for the red ponchos of Rotary members walking in Barrie. Rotary is an international club, End Polio Now is an international cause – so wherever you are, be sure to find and participate in an event to eradicate polio. To find an event, register an event, learn more, or donate to End Polio Now, please visit the website.
See what else Rotaract has been up to with a trip down memory lane to the charity volleyball tournament!
Written by Megan Cary.
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