Thank you, Wilsonville concert guests! During the 2016 Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concerts, you contributed a whopping $7,248.98 towards our global fight to eradicate polio forever! In fact, since 2007, you have have given a grand total of more than $53,400. That’s enough to vaccinate more than 89,000 children — and that’s before the charitable matches that have been in effect for some of those years. Well done!
Rotary clubs all over the world are working hard to End Polio Now by raising funds, vaccinating children and providing essential services to polio survivors. Rotary has been fighting polio since 1985, and the disease is now down to three endemic countries — Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
With your help, we’ll make it zero. At this year’s Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concerts, we’ll be asking for your donation to help end this disease. Your contribution have already helped Rotary raise US$200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million is being used on the ground, funding immunization campaigns in developing countries. In these remote places, polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.
We must stop polio. As long as this disease threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high. By donating, you can help Rotary achieve a polio-free world. To learn more about the End Polio Now campagin, log on to http://www.endpolio.org.
If you feel called to do so, please make a donation at one of the concerts. We accept cash, check or credit card. You can also donate online with the button below:
For the latest updates on polio, go to http://www.polioeradication.org.