WEATHER »

End Polio Now! Campaign by Rotary

Santa Barbara Sunrise Raising Funds and Awareness to End Polio


The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise is trying to raise funds and awareness to help END POLIO NOW. You may see their informational booth at the Farmer’s Markets and at other community events in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito, and Goleta.

David Velarde and Bob McPhillips, both members of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise.
Click to enlarge photo

Bill Abel

David Velarde and Bob McPhillips, both members of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise.

This current campaign is to help us raise funds to match a grant awarded to Rotary by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 1985 Rotary created its flagship program, PolioPlus, which became their effort to eradicate polio worldwide. At that time, there were 350,000 polio cases in 125 countries. Today, polio has been eliminated from all but four countries (Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan) and less than 2,000 cases were reported in 2008. This commitment to end polio represents the largest private-sector support of a global health initiative to date.

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise meets at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street

Source: Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Jon Peterson Departs Habitat for Humanity

Takes a post with Covenant Trust Company of Chicago.

Montecito Pushes Back on Streamlined Rebuild Process

Not so fast with fast-track rebuilding, leaders tell the county

St. George Files Suit Against Gelb for Unpaid Debt

Pair of Isla Vista landlords in legal tussle over property sales costs.

Thousands of Plaintiffs Added to Refugio Oil Spill Case

Litigation follows footsteps of 1969 Union Oil spill attorneys.

Push Comes to Shove Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health

County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money.