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The Rotary Club of Kennedale will mark progress toward a polio-free world on World Polio Day, October 24 with a special event and urges the community to help end the paralyzing disease. This event will be among thousands that will be held by Rotary clubs around the world on October 24. {{more: continue …}}
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Rotary members in Kennedale are taking action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

  • WHAT: World Polio Day Celebration Fundraiser
  • WHO: Everyone is invited!
  • WHEN: Oct. 24 ALL Day
  • WHERE: Kennedale Burger Box 201 W Kennedale Pkwy.
?This is a way the entire community can enjoy good food and fellowship and help make a difference in the fight to keep Polio eradicated! Just remember to drop your Burger Box receipt in our Polio Jar at the register.? Laurie Sanders?
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Background …
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When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative more than three decades ago, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day. We?ve made great progress against the disease since then. Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 percent, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 33 cases of wild poliovirus in 2018 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end.
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With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and its partners must sustain this progress and continue to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. Rotary has committed to raising $50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total yearly contribution of $150 million.?
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Rotary has contributed more than $1.9 billion to ending polio since 1985.

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About Rotary …?
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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who unite and take action to create lasting change in communities around the globe. For more than 110 years, Rotary?s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to improve lives through service. From promoting literacy and peace to providing clean water and improving health care, Rotary members are always working to better the world. Visit https://www.endpolio.org/?to learn more about Rotary and the fight to eradicate polio.?
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The Kennedale Rotary Club meets once a week in Kennedale and has an open membership. Find out more @? Kennedale Rotary Club
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CONTACT: Laurie Sanders
EMAIL: laurie208@att.net
PHONE: 817-448-3241

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