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Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial Raises over $10k

Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial announces over $10,000 going to fight Polio

The Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial raised $ 3,3925 with the help of local pizzerias for the fight to eradicate polio. This total will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in a grand total of $10,176.45 going to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

The Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial wishes to thank participating pizzerias and all their customers who participated in support of World Polio Day. On October 22, each of the following pizzerias generously donated a portion of their sales to our annual Pizza for Polio Fundraiser.

● Antonio’s Original Pizza – All locations

● Arcata Pizzeria – All locations

● Armando’s Pizza – LaSalle

● Bullseye Pizza – South Windsor

● Capri Pizzeria – 4 locations

● Domino’s Pizza – Windsor Crossing

● Capri Pizzeria – 4 locations

● Oven 360 – 2 locations

● Sarducci’s Pizza – All locations

Also included in this total are the funds raised at the third annual “Purple Pinkie” Fundraiser at Prince Andrew School in LaSalle as well as other local cash donations.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments with five partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.

Polio remains endemic in three countries – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Until poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all countries remain at risk of importation of polio, especially vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunization services and travel or trade links to endemic countries. When this disease is eradicated, it will be only the second disease to be wiped off the face of the earth, the first being smallpox.

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