Here are the sad facts: Polio is a virus that affects the nervous system and can lead to paralysis and death. This virus affects mostly children under the age of five and prevents them from enjoying the simple aspects of life such as hugging others or even walking. Although polio has no cure, it is 100% preventable. With a vaccine that costs as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected against polio. Today, polio is eradicated in all but three countries in the world: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Polio cases has been reduced by 99%, and we are very close to creating a polio-free world. By meeting our fundraising goal, we can help prevent polio and save more than 8,000 lives.
Our team (Jose Diego, Chris Rendon, Sebastian Gonzalez, and our advisor Huy Hoang) have been a part of the Interact Club at Hawthorne High School, sponsored by the Hawthorne Rotary Club. We have seen the effort that Rotary International has put forth over the years in the attempt to end Polio, and 100% of the money that we raise will go towards Rotary's "End Polio Now" campaign.
You can make the difference and help save thousands of lives. You can help the world become polio-free. We are close towards extinguishing polio, and the possibility of a polio-free world is within our reach. Please consider a donation and help that possibility become the future for our world.
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