Posted by George Small

Since 1985, when Rotary launched its ambitious program to immunize all the world’s children against polio, the number of polio cases worldwide has declined by 99 percent. Through the efforts of Rotary and its partners, more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine and five million people who would otherwise have been paralyzed are walking. 

Your recent gift validates the strength and resolve of our organization and members, and inspires those who have dedicated themselves to this fight. I am truly moved to think that Rotarians, with the generous support and commitment of people like you, will eradicate polio — keeping the promise we made to all the world’s children. On their behalf, I extend my deep appreciation for your gift.

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I look forward to the day when we will celebrate our shared victory over polio. Until then, please accept my sincere thanks for your support. I hope you will consider extending your support for Rotary to further our efforts to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace, and to end polio forever.


Kalyan Banerjee