Tuesday January 23rd 2018

2018 Swimarathon to End Polio NOW

Rotary SwimarathonOn Saturday, February 10th The Perth Rotary Club is teaming up with the Perth Stingrays  again this year to raise donations for our Polio Plus campaign. Polio Plus supports polio immunization activities and research to end polio. To date, Swimarathon has raised more than $1 Million and immunized 1.7 Million children. The actual swim is at the Perth Indoor Pool from 9 am to 10 am. Both the Stingrays and Rotarians will be seeking pledge sheet donations for the event. Please note that Charitable Tax Receipts will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.  Download the 2018 Rotary Swimarathon Sponsorship Form.

While anyone is welcome to swim, you do not have to actually jump into the pool to support the cause.  Instead, members of the Perth Stingrays will swim on your behalf to ensure that Perth is part of this global fundraising effort.

Since 1988 there has been a worldwide reduction of Polio cases by 99.9%.  With your help we can eliminate polio globally. There are now only 3 countries with active polio cases:

Country 2014 2015 2016 2017
Afghanistan 28 20 12 12
Pakistan 306 54 16 8
Nigeria 06 00 04 00
Syrian Arab Republic 74
Democratic Republic of the Congo 12

 

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