The Gates Foundation and Rotary increase their fundraising in the fight against Polio

Rotary is committed to raising $50 million dollars over the next 3 years, and for every dollar raised, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate and additional $2. This means up to $450 million dollars will be raised to support the global polio eradication effort.

As Rotarians we can help support this by running an Get Moving to End Polio Event

Get Moving to End Polio is a fundraising activity to support Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign to end polio now and forever. The border between the last two polio-endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, is ‘more than 1,240 miles’, so we have focused the figure around our latest campaign.

The idea is simple. Host an event incorporating the number 1,240 whilst raising funds to eradicate polio. Below is a few ideas but the opertunities are endless

1240 step Challenge within Schools
1240 Crocus Planting
1240m Fun Run or Walk
1240 Lego Brick Build