Contact: Robin Milam
Nevada City
United States of America

October 24 is World Polio Day

Nevada City Rotary is Growing Pumpkins for Polio. Watch for details for how we plan to sell pumpkins to raise money to End Polio.

As World Polio Day approaches, Rotary needs our help to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from a devastating disease.

We have made tremendous progress since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched:

  • A 99.9% reduction in cases of illness caused by wild poliovirus
  • 3 billion children immunized
  • 125 countries where polio was endemic reduced to two — Afghanistan and Pakistan — with the virus contained in just a few districts and provinces

But even just one case still represents one child’s life forever changed by polio. That’s why Rotary members must remain tenacious and keep our promise: We won’t stop until we know that no child will ever again experience the paralyzing effects of polio.

Let’s use World Polio Day to advocate for the support we need to make history by eradicating polio. Together, we end polio!