My grandmother had polio. She contracted it when she was a little girl in Canada. With a lot of physical therapy, she was able to recover from its crippling effects. My grandmother passed away a few years ago, but I am sure she would be proud to know I work for an organization that has done more to eradicate this terrible disease than anyone else on the planet.
For the past thirty years, Rotary has led the charge against polio helping to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries and reducing polio cases by 99.9 percent. Today, 24 October, is World Polio Day, the day we celebrate all Rotary has achieved to wipe out polio and its dedication to help end the disease for good.
Rotary has acquired some important friends along the way. Thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every donation made to Rotary to end polio is tripled.
Donate today at endpolio.org/donate and thank you.