San Antonio, Texas – October 5th, 2017 – Since 1985, Rotarians around the world have united with leading health organizations to eradicate the deadly polio virus. While having saved millions of lives and eliminated the virus from the United States and most of the free world, we’re not quite finished with our work. The World Health Organization reports only three remaining endemic countries, but a slight resurgence in the middle east due to the current political turmoil threatens our successful efforts.
However, a funding gap means immunization campaigns are being cut in high-risk countries, leaving children more vulnerable to polio. If polio isn’t stopped now, the disease could stage a comeback, affecting an estimated 200,000 children every year.
Rotary, a humanitarian service organization with nearly 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, made polio eradication its top priority in 1985. Rotary has since contributed US$1.2 billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries.
On October 24th at the Doc Browns Bar & Grill (6511 W Loop 1604 N.), the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch and Rotary Club of San Antonio Westwill host the 2nd Annual “Pints For Polio” event. A refreshing fundraiser to support worldwide eradication efforts. All funds raised will be generously matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and go towards ongoing immunization and eradication efforts.
Raise a glass of your favorite beverage to support these important efforts, and together we can make the Polio virus a thing of the past.
For further information, visit www.endpolionow.org/
Company Name: Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch
Contact Person: Xavier Toson
Email: Send Email
Phone: (512) 937-3218
City: San Antonio
Country: United States