Walk with Us - Rotary End Polio Walk: 1st October to 31st October
This October, Walk With Us for those who can’t.
Global virus pandemics are not new.  Before vaccines were developed for polio in the 1950s, parents were gripped by terror: over 1,000 children were dying or being paralysed each day.  Now, polio is a distant memory in most countries, but it persists in a few.  The problem is that until we completely eradicate the poliovirus, children everywhere remain at risk.  
Alongside Past RI Presidents, Directors and Rotarians from across Australia and New Zealand you are invited to join a challenge this year to honour the life of Past RI President, Sir Clem Renouf, Rotary’s original Polio campaigner.

We are challenging you to walk, run or roll 10, 20 or 50km throughout the month and raise vital funds that will help eradicate and prepare us for a Polio free world.

A polio-free world does not mean it’s over either. It requires updated vaccination policies, including the phased withdrawal of oral polio vaccines (OPV), appropriate containment of the poliovirus in facilities, certification that polio has been eradicated, and planning for the transition of knowledge and infrastructure to serve other health goals.

You can do them wherever you like, whenever you like and all while maintaining your social distance. For every kilometre you walk over the month you'll be improving your overall health and wellbeing. Research shows that getting at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical exercise a day is ideal to help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. 

Be part of the end game strategy and raise funds to help make Polio history so that no child ever again suffers paralytic poliomyelitis

Check out the website:  www.rotarywalkwithus.org