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About our Club

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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA  01886
United States of America
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What is Polio?

The Disease

Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.

Most know it as poliovirus. The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.

The world’s progress in fighting polio might be one of the best-kept secrets in global health.

Bill Gates, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Facts

 

1

Polio mainly affects children under age 5.

2

There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine.

3

Only three countries remain endemic.

4

We’ve reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988.

5

Until we end polio forever, every child is at risk.

Who is Affected?

Unless we eradicate polio, within 10 years, as many as 200,000 new cases could occur around the world each year. In the past few years, only two countries have reported cases of polio caused by the wild virus, but no child anywhere is safe until we’ve vaccinated every child.

 

How Can You Help?

Rotary is working to raise funds in the fight against polio.  Ask a Rotary Member how you can donate today or donate at https://www.endpolio.org/donate. 

 

The Westford Rotary Club is an inclusive organization that accepts all people.  We invite you to learn more about how you can help make the world a better place by attending one of our weekly meetings.  
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-- across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves!
 
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Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicated

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Speakers
Annual Football Luncheon
Nov 21, 2019
Westford Academy VS Acton/Boxboro
Amy Goober
Dec 05, 2019
Living Above the Line
Bev & Dave Welch
Jan 09, 2020
Books & Brighter Bahama Foundation