Since 2014 with your help we have raised towards Polio eradication

As of May 19th, 2017

· There have been 3,759 events registered in 74 countries.
· More than 212,700 participants worldwide
· USD $2,489,332.90 has been raised, a total of USD $7,467,998.70 with matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
· This translates to enough funds to buy more than 12,446,000 polio vaccinations!!

Participating is as Easy as 1,2,3,4

1. Plan an event – a meal, dinner or virtual meal to raise money for
2. Fill out the “Before Event” form on the WGM website
3. Have your event, enjoy, have fun, take pictures, raise funds and send them to The Rotary Foundation’s End Polio Now program
4. Fill out the “After Event” form on the WGM website

The idea is so simple. You and/or your Club can arrange an event any time. By joining together in a world-wide event, many have greatly enjoyed international fellowship via Facebook…. all monies collected go straight to The Rotary Foundation/End Polio Now account with full credit going to your Club.

Time Left To Reach $7.5 Million by June 30th 2017

Type of Events

‘Greatest Meal’ events have ranged from:
· small (two people having lunch) to large lavish dinners
· a street BBQ to a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day
· a virtual meal
· special collections at frugal meals in place of a Rotary Club’s regular meals
· meal time raffles and auctions

Events have brought in small amounts of $10 up to $10,000.
Events have been registered by Interact, Rotaract, Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs, as well as by individual Rotarians and non-Rotarians.


#FEBD11 Raised $7,467,998 towards the $7,500,000 target.


You can join Us Donating $10 Or More For Your Virtual Meal For as little as US60 cents, a child can be vaccinated against polio for life. Your donation now works even harder. From 2013 to 2018, every US dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will become three dollars, thanks to a 2-to-1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. IMPORTANT: after making your donation, please report it in the “After Event” page so we can keep track of your contribution, thanks.

Let’s join together to eradicate polio.

“As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, all children — wherever they live — remain at risk. The stakes are that high.” Bill Gates

This funding initiative is the Joint Project of the RC of Cairns Sunrise, D.9550, Australia and the RC of Hounslow, D.1140, England.
PDG Mukesh Malhotra and PP Susanne Rea set up this idea to help end polio around food, fun and fundraising…

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