Rotary Clubs Walk to Make Polio Extinct


Benefits / Fundraisers
Oct 20, 2018
10:30 AM

Five Rotary Clubs (Belfast, Camden, Camden Satellite, Midcoast Interact, Rockland and West Bay) are banding together to raise funds and awareness to eradicate polio.

The walk will start at the Rockland Public Landing (One Harbor Park, Rockland), followed by a family-friendly gathering at the Community Recreation Center, 61 Limerock St., Rockland.

All are welcome to participate in the walk’s festivities and make donations to help eradicate the disease. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. The Gates Foundation will match $2 for every dollar raised by the local clubs.

Polio destroys nerve cells in the brain, causing muscle wasting and paralysis. The number of diagnosed cases of polio have decreased by 99.9% thanks to organizations including Rotary International that have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries.

For more information on Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio, please visit https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/end-polio.