ONE WAY TO FIGHT POLIO RIDE A BIKE.
SUPPORT ANDREW BEST FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL IN AUSTRALIA
ANDREW RIDING IN NOVEMBER IN TUCSON.
A man with polio paralysis seen in Kampala November 2011.
I contracted polio when I was 8 years old living in Kenya. I was lucky in that I did not get any paralysis. It was not until I joined Rotary in 2003 that I found out the wonderful work that Rotary has done to eliminate this disease from the planet.
By joining Rotary you will be able to join in the National Immunization Days administering the vaccine in countries such as India. There are only 2 countries left in the world now that are endemic to polio and we are this close to making Pakistan and Afghanistan polio free in the next year or four.
Above: The late Rtn. Jon Deisher from the Rotary Club of Anchorage Alaska in India on a National Immunization Day. Met Jon on the Rotary Fellowship on the Internet ROTI.
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. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.
Andrew Best will be representing the Australian Rotary International Team
Goal: 5,000.00 USD
Club & District Support Supervisor
+61 2 8894 9880
What would you do if you knew you could be apart of history, and be apart of the movement of people who can say they assisted in the edadication of Polio? My answer is, I will ride a bike 106 miles in a day. In 2016 there was only 37 cases world wide, down from 350,000 in 1985. Help me by contributing to my page to support my Ride to End Polio in Tucson this November.
Important Information for Rotarians!
Personal and club contributions will be credited to The Rotary Foundation and will be recorded with Foundation Recognition points.
Please make sure you login through your MyRotary account to be recognised for the contribution. Postal contributions, please use reference # PP-ride and email me at [email protected]
Support Rotary’s END POLIO NOWcampaign and my goal to be apart of making history – by eradicating Polio
Miles to End Polio
Tucson, Arizona United States
18 November 2017
Your gift to the PolioPlus Fund is eligible for Paul Harris Society recognition. You can maximize support for polio eradication within your club and your community by organizing a fundraiser. Get some ideas.
Help get the word out about our efforts to fight polio.
- Make it personal by posting about polio on Facebook or Twitter.
- Keep informed by following our campaign to end polio on Facebook and Twitter.
- Harness the power of the press by issuing a press release or sending a letter to the editor.
BECOME AN ADVOCATE
Make sure policymakers know how important it is to eliminate polio. You can:
- Sign a petition urging world leaders to fund the final push to end polio.
- Write to your government officials, or better yet, invite them to a Rotary meeting to learn what they can do to support our fight against polio.