This October, Walk With Us for those who can’t

Global virus pandemics are not new. Before vaccines were developed for polio in the 1950s, parents were gripped by terror: over 1,000 children were dying or being paralysed each day.

Now, polio is a distant memory in most countries, but it persists in a few. The problem is that until we completely eradicate the poliovirus, children everywhere remain at risk.

Alongside Past RI Presidents, Directors and Rotarians from across Australia and New Zealand you are invited to join a challenge this year to honour the life of Past RI President, Sir Clem Renouf, Rotary’s original Polio campaigner.

What’s the challenge?  Go for a walk!

(actually, a walk, a run or a roll—your choice)

You can do this!  Even those of us in lockdown can do this. So what’s involved?

  1. Register your target (say 10km, 20km, 50km or whatever distance suits) during the month of October

  2. Get friends, family, colleagues and local businesses to sponsor you

  3. Record your activity, monitor the leaderboards, track your results.

What will you achieve?

  • Save children now in polio hotspots like Pakistan and Afghanistan

  • Help develop innovative new vaccination programs

  • Help plan the polio endgame, including repurposing the polio network for other health needs

  • Deliver a polio-free world.

In the process, stay fit and healthy!

Registrations will open September 1st, 2020

Also, if you’d like to become part of the team that’s bringing this event to life, email for more information.

| #WalkWithUs | #EndPolio | #RotaryResponds | #PeopleOfAction |

Join a team, grab some friends, and #walkwithus this October.