March to Wipe Polio Off the Face
of the Earth Forever!
Every club is encouraged to accept the challenge to raise as much money as possible by walking,
sponsoring walkers or generating donations any way you wish
- and then come celebrate during this great overnight event
that will show the world that Rotary Districts 5300 and 5330
are committed to finish the fight and end the threat and
suffering of Polio - forever.
Ron Burton - President Rotary International
Join us - wipe out Polio, we are so close!
Regional Little League Field, San Bernardino
6707 Little League Drive (off the 15 Freeway)
Donate to Eliminate Polio
Sign Up for Polio Walk
After nearly 30 years, and after immunizing more than 2 billion children against polio, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of making history. We are This Close.
When Rotary began the fight in 1985, polio affected 350,000 people, mostly children, in 125 countries every year. Since then, polio has been reduced by more than 99 percent.
Fewer than 700 new cases were reported in 2011, and the wild poliovirus today is confined to isolated pockets in only three countries. We truly are This Close to ending polio forever. But if we don't finish the fight right now, polio could quickly resurge, with devastating consequences.
What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you
will find members volunteering in communities at home
and abroad to support a myriad of worthy projects.
The 34,282 Rotary clubs are divided into geographical
area groups called Districts. Most Rotary
Districts contain 50-70 Rotary clubs. There
are 538 Rotary Districts within Rotary. The 538
Districts belong to 34 Rotary Zones.
began as an idea more than 100 years ago. Today, Rotary
flourishes worldwide with 1.2 million members in more
than 200 countries and geographical areas.
The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of
Chicago, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P.
Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a
professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt
in the small towns of his youth.