Rotary District 5040
PolioPlus Campaign
to Eradicate Polio
 
 
 
RI President John F. Germ giving polio drops in India
 
The mission of the PolioPlus campaign is to increase awareness and raise funds to enable us to fulfill the promise that Rotary has made to the world:  
"WE WILL ERADICATE POLIO FOREVER"
 
After 30+ years, Rotary along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.  We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help and to TAKE PART.
 
Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life.
 
Your Donation is Worth 5 Times as Much
 
RI President John Germ has challenged Rotary clubs to raise $2650 per club for the PolioPlus fund during 2016-17.
 
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match two-to-one, up to US$35 million per year, every dollar Rotary commits to reduce the funding shortfall for polio eradication through 2018.
In addition, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million.
 
Your gift to the PolioPlus Fund is a gift to the children of the world.
 
               
 
“ROTARY CONTINUES TO BE THE HEART AND SOUL OF POLIO ERADICATION.”
   - Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
"FAILURE TO ERADICATE POLIO IS UNFORGIVABLE, FOREVER."
   - Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization.
 
"When we eradicate polio — and we will — we will have proved ourselves an organization capable of great things. And we'll be even better equipped for the next challenge we choose to take on. We'll have given the world a gift that will endure forever."
   - RI Past President Gary Huang.