GOLD COAST ROTARY BALL TO END POLIO NOW

GOLD COAST ROTARY BALL TO END POLIO NOW

BURLEIGH Heads Rotary Club will hold a star studded black tie charity dinner on Saturday, 18 March at the Surfers Paradise Marriott to raise funds to end polio globally as part of Rotary's 100-year anniversary celebrations.

Keynote speaker will be Australian Olympic gold medallist Steve Bradbury who won the 2002 Winter Olympics 100m short track speed skating event. He is better known as "last man standing".

"Since eradicating smallpox, this will be the second human disease mankind has all but eradicated to make our world safer for all children. In Australia alone, there are over 300,000 polio survivors.

"All men and women around the world who are under 35 years old today are living safe from being paralysed by the deadly poliovirus because of Rotary's persistent global efforts. Since 1980 Rotary has raised US$1.4 Billion to immunise 2.4 Billion children in 200 countries and territories so they could live a full life," Mr Bueti said.

"Bill and Melinda Gates have pledged to match $2 for every $1 raised in the fight against polio so attending and supporting our black tie dinner is a very practical way to help eradicate polio," she says.

www.burleighheadsrotary.com.au
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