Polio is a debilitating disease that affects children, causing deformity in their limbs, paralysis, and even death. Rotary Interact members support efforts to provide awareness and funding to submit to the Polio Plus Fund at the Rotary Foundation. Funds raised are matched 1:2 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Money raised purchases vaccines for children in many countries and in particular, Afghanistan and Pakistan, which are not yet Polio free.
Interactors often enjoy arranging an Awareness/Fundraising Campaign at their school or partnering with their sponsoring Rotary Club, to share an Awareness Program at their respective meetings. Examples of fundraising ideas are:
  • Purple Pinky Fundraiser
  • Purple Bake Sale (purple frosting and decorations)
  • Shown here: Candy or flower sales using an awareness tri-fold poster board.
Find Polio educational documents below to share with others to Help END POLIO NOW.
Watch a volunteer vaccination team working near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.