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From 1st to 31st October , Walk With Us for those who can’t. (or ride or swim)

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.

What’s the challenge?  Go for a walk!

(actually, a walk, a run or a ride or even a swim—your choice)

You can do this!  Even those of us in lockdown can do this. So what’s involved?

  1. Registrations are open. You can participate as an individual but even better Join our Team https://www.rotarywalkwithus.org/fundraiser/rotaryhawthorn
  2. Register your target (say 10km, 20km, 50km or whatever distance suits) during the month of October
  3. Get friends, family, colleagues and local businesses to sponsor you
  4. Record your activity, monitor the leaderboards, track your results.

What will you achieve?

  • Save children now in polio hotspots like Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Help develop innovative new vaccination programs
  • Help plan the polio endgame, including repurposing the polio network for other health needs
  • Deliver a polio-free world.

In the process, stay fit and healthy and achieve more together!

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