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The Bowmanville Rotary Club is part of 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 clubs worldwide who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education, job training and other really important projects.

We promote world peace and understanding, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. We are always looking for people to join but; moreover, we are looking for people to help the cause. This website represents the cause that we are supporting today. Care to help?

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End Polio Now
End Polio Now

End Polio Now

We are from a generation who has witnessed the devastating effects of polio. When we discovered how close we were to eradicating polio, we were very motivated to be a part of this movement. It is so rare when you can accomplish something so spectacular.

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We are from a generation who has witnessed the devastating effects of polio. When we discovered how close we were to eradicating polio, we were very motivated to be a part of this movement. It is so rare when you can accomplish something so spectacular.

Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.

Most know it as poliovirus. The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.

Facts about Polio

  1. Polio mainly affects children under age 5.
  2. There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine.
  3. Only three countries remain endemic.
  4. We’ve reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988.
  5. Until we end polio forever, every child is at risk.

Please join Bill Gates, Governments from around the world and The Bowmanville Rotary Club as we eradicate a human disease for only the second time in history.  End Polio Now!

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