Posted on Nov 11, 2019
In 1985, Rotary International launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to rid the world of the scourge of the polio virus.  Since that time Rotary has raised $1.9 billion for the effort, and facilitated world wide contributions of over $8 billion.  Since that time polio cases have decreased by 99.9%.  October 24th has been designated international World Polio Day.  In support of this effort, the Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club worked to have the Unified Government issue a proclamation that October 24, 2019 is World Polio Day in Wyandotte County.
Mayor David Alvey with KCK Rotary President John Freshnock at the council meeting
The Club also held a Pints For Polio fundraiser on October 24th.  It was held at Chicago's Bar in Kansas City, Kansas, with sponsorship of KC Bier Company.  The event raised over $5,100 for the polio eradication effort.