Contact: Alan SEALE
19
Oct
2019
Rotary Central Melbourne
Albert Park Lake
VIC
Australia

In 2018 there were a total of 33 cases of Wild Polio virus worldwide in 2 countries (Pakistan and Afghanistan).
Unfortunately this year there is already 56 case in the same 2 countries. Fighting on the borders in some areas and suspicion has hindered the distribution of the vaccine and administration to children.
 
Some good news is that Nigeria hasn't had a case in nearly 3 years so in a few months time will be declared polio free. This will mean the entire African continent will be Polio free. This is a case for celebration.
 
To help support the Polio eradication efforts Rotary must ensure the efforts are continued as long as needed. We started this campaign over 30 years ago and will see it through to completion. We also need to ensure that the public know of our great efforts to eradicate Polio.
 
Our District is planning two events in October to raise awareness and funds for the End Polio Now campaign. The first is the Polio walk around Albert Park Lake Sat 19 October commencing at 10am – join us for a 5km walk, or do as much as you can. Walk Your Way - quick or slow.

Everyone is welcome. Walk the lake, bring the kids, bring the dog, enjoy a gold coin BBQ, but whatever you chose to do, do it your way.
 
Red End Polio Now t-shirts will be available and we hope to a few hundred Rotarians joining the walk. What an impact we will have.
 
Register now via https://rotarywalk.raisely.com  
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2636333173044049/