Along with 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide, Madison Rotarians are committed to continue the fight begun in 1985 to eradicate polio.
Since 2006, we have been collecting pocket change in an annual campaign to raise money for polio eradication.
President Sandy Patel (l.) congratulates Rotarian Joe Kemp for winning the 11th annual Change for Change Campaign with his “pocket change” of $390.
Thanks to Peter Alvarez for coordinating the 2015 Change for Change Campaign that brought in $1,644 for Rotary International’s PolioPlus fund.
Poliomyelitis — or the poliovirus — is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.
Since 1985 Rotary has led the battle against polio, and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted from 350,000 per year to several hundred.
This year marks 30 years since Rotary launched PolioPlus, its campaign to rid the world of polio.
The 2014 Change for Change (C4C) Campaign was kicked off under a new coordinator, D.J. Klein.
Madison Rotarians attending the 2014 Rotary International Conference in Sydney, Australia participated in the End Polio Now walk.