Category Archive for: ‘End Polio Now’

Rotary and the CDC fight to End Polio for 24 years

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See how Rotary and the Centers for Disease Control have worked side by side for decades to eradicate polio from the earth.  If you can’t remember Polio in the U.S., or don’t know why we are working so hard to eradicate the debilitating disease, you must watch this video.

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Miles to End Polio – You Can Help!

On November 21, Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko and a team of seven RI staffers will join Rotary members to bike up to 104 miles in El Tour de Tuscon to raise funds for Polio eradication.  The event is one of the top cycling events in the U.S. , attracting more than 9,000 cyclists each year.  John and the …

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Governor Kevin Padilla visits E-Club

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Feature WorldPolioDay Kruger Alexander

WORLD POLIO DAY: HEALTH OFFICIALS LAUD POLIO ERADICATION ACHIEVEMENTS, POINT TO DISEASE’S END GAME After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary’s second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program — World Polio Day: Make History Today …

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Bill and Meinda Gates on “Giving Away Our Wealth”


Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done… Published on Apr 2, 2014 n 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with …

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Rotary Breaks records for Polio

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ROTARY BREAKS RECORDS, PUTS POLIO ON NOTICE AT SYDNEY CONVENTION During Friday’s world record-breaking Sydney Harbour bridge climb, Rotary members raised enough money to protect 240,000 kids from polio. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson Polio took a hit at this year’s Rotary convention in Sydney, Australia. First there was the record-breaking climb across the Sydney Harbour Bridge that raised enough money to …

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End Polio Now

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STATUS REPORT: 99% POLIO-FREE Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn’t over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as US$0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don’t finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could …

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“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa