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Rotary aims to end polio now

Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs of Richmond, Ladner and Tsawwassen are campaigning for a final push to End Polio Now.

The Canadian government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is matching every dollar (to $1 million) donated to Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.

Each $3 donated inoculates five children, against this crippling and potentially fatal, infectious disease.

In 1988 125 countries were classified as polio endemic countries.

Today, only Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria remain.

To donate and to learn more about Rotary’s campaign to eradicate polio, visit booths on  Feb. 23 at Lansdowne Centre mall or Feb. 24 at Lansdowne Centre or  Richmond Centre mall.

Or, you can donate: on-line at www.endpolio.org or mail a cheque to The Rotary Foundation (Canada), c/o 911600, PO Box 40490 STN A, Toronto, Ontario  M5W0E9.

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