After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.
Your contribution will help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.
As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.
If you would like to show your support for this final push effort then please consider making a donation during our Rotary District’s Polio Plus week commencing March 22nd as follows:-
If you are living in Sweden then pay into the SIRC BankGiro 5596-6592 with the text "Polio Plus".
If you are living outside of Sweden then here are the details needed to pay into our club’s account from there:
IBAN: SE29 6000 0000 0001 2073 5628
Handelsbanken, Stockholm, Sweden
"If we all have the fortitude to see this effort through to the end, then we will eradicate polio."
– Bill Gates