Rotary International will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world, while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease

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Sheboygan and Plymouth Culvers Share event among thousands to be held by Rotary across the globe on World Polio Day – Wednesday, October 24 from 4-8 pm.

Sheboygan, WI (8 Oct. 2018) – Rotary members in Sheboygan County are among millions reaching out 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.

Please join us at any of the four Sheboygan County Culvers on Oct. 24 from 4-8 pm to help in the effort to eradicate polio.  Culvers has agreed to donate 50% of their proceeds to the End Polio Now effort.

Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 22 cases in 2017. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year over the next three years in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.

Anyone desiring to join the Rotary effort to end Polio can make a contribution by check to The Rotary International Foundation, c/o End Polio Now and mail it to the Sheboygan Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 1172, Sheboygan, WI 53081, or donate on-line at www.endpolio.org .

Rotary has contributed more than US$1.7 billion to ending polio since 1985, including almost $10,000 over the last 5 years contributed by the Sheboygan Rotary Clubs.

Anyone desiring to join the Rotary effort to end Polio can make a contribution by check to The Rotary International Foundation, c/o End Polio Now and mail it to the Sheboygan Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 1172, Sheboygan, WI  53081, or donate on-line at www.endpolio.org .

About Rotary

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.

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