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Colfax Rotary adds $1,000 to polio fight


October 24, 2019

Colfax Rotary last week donated $1,000 to the Rotary PolioPlus program which they have supported for several years.

Those dollars were matched two for one by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Rotary International has pledged $50 million annually to the eradication of this disease. That combined with the matching funds from the Gates Foundation, Rotary’s contribution to the fight totals $150 million per year.

Oct. 24 is World Polio Eradication Awareness Day. In 1985 Rotary Clubs around the world decided to work to eradicate polio.


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