From the Rotary International website:
The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the advancement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
After 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.
Reaching the ultimate goal of a polio-free world presents ongoing challenges, not the least of which is a hundreds of million dollar funding gap. Of course, Rotary alone can't fill this gap, but continued Rotarian advocacy for government support can help enormously.
As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.
Bill Gates said: "If we all have the fortitude to see this effort through to the end, then we will eradicate polio."
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