Posted by Leila Brandao dos Santos on Oct 09, 2021
Boston Rotary #7 members are taking their fight against polio to Club Cafe during the Pints for Polio 2021 fundraising event set for the month of October.
Pints for Polio is an annual fundraiser that raises money to help in the global fight against polio. For every pint purchased, $1 will be donated to Rotary International’s Polio Plus campaign.
Club Cafe is located at 209 Columbus Avenue in Boston's Back Bay/South End.
Rotary International and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, at a time when there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. Since then, Rotary has been internationally recognized as a leader in eradicating polio across the globe, and cases have been reduced by 99.9%. Just two countries continue to report cases of wild polio virus — Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“Rotarians are people of action, and we could not think of a better way to tell our story than by showcasing one of our biggest efforts eradicating polio,” said John Ferguson, Boston #7 Rotary Club president. “We encourage everyone to come out in October and support Pints for Polio for buying a pint at our great sponsor establishment.”
Rotary continues the fight to sustain this progress to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Rotary has committed to raising $50 million each year to support the global fight against polio, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2 to 1 for a total yearly contribution of $150 million.